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Special Programs for Future Teachers
Golden Apple Scholars Program
Lake Forest College enrolls Golden Apple Scholars in its teacher preparation programs.
Created in 1988 by the award-winning teachers of the Golden Apple Foundation, the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program recruits and prepares bright and talented high school graduates who represent a rich ethnic diversity for successful teaching careers in high need schools throughout Illinois. Studies show that there is a short supply of qualified, enthusiastic teachers entering the profession, and there is a particular shortage of minority and bilingual teachers. Students need teachers who have similar backgrounds and experiences to serve as role models and give them the hope of a promising future.
For more information, please visithttp://www.goldenapple.org/golden-apple-scholars
Scholarship Opportunities for Future Teachers
Several scholarship programs are available for students pursuing careers in education. For more information on the programs and on financing teacher education please visit http://www.collegezone.com/informationzone/3392.htm
One program of special interest is the Illinois Future Teacher Corps (IFTC). Information on this program can be found at http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/416_945.htm
A useful chart for side-by-side comparisons of the Illinois Future Teacher Corps, Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship, and other programs can be found at http://www.collegezone.com/studentzone/416_947.htm
Office of Intercultural Relations
Additional special opportunities for future teachers can be found through the Lake Forest College Office of Intercultural Relations.