Thursday, February 8, 2018

Minority Teachers of Illinois Scholarship deadline Feb. 15

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is asking colleges and universities to remind students who may be eligible that they can still apply for the 2017-18 Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program.  Although the priority application consideration date for this program was March 1, 2017, ISAC will continue to accept applications through (including) Thursday, February 15, 2018. Eligible students who receive funds for 2017-18 can use them as reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other school expenses.
 The MTI Scholarship Program encourages academically talented minority students to pursue careers as teachers at nonprofit Illinois preschool, elementary and secondary schools. The program also aims to provide minority children with access to a greater number of positive minority role models.
Qualified students may receive up to $5,000 per academic year for a maximum of 8 semesters or 12 quarters of assistance. Please note: as outlined in the Teaching Agreement/Promissory Note/ Terms and Conditions, MTI Scholarship recipients must agree to teach in Illinois. If this teaching commitment is not fulfilled, the scholarship converts to a loan that must be repaid in full, plus interest.
For Questions regarding the MTI Scholarship Program or the application process, contact ISAC Call Center at 800-899-4722 or

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Student Facilitators for King Day Workshop

One Church One School (OCOS) is a 501c3 non-denominational organization established in 1992 to support the education mission of schools:  improved academic achievement, positive social behavior and confident personal development.

Each year OCOS celebrates King Day with its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keepers Workshop. The Workshop is an all-day event (January 15, 2018) with instructional sessions for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The learning experiences include Dr. King’s life, work and legacy.  An emphasis is placed on the teaching of Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence.

This, our 21st year, we are recruiting education students from Chicago area colleges and universities to assist with facilitating the small group sessions.  Interested students should contact the Executive Director, Dr. Phedonia Jones Johnson at (773) 651-0071 or

Dr. Jones Johnson is a retired Chicago Public Schools Principal and district administrator.  You can find out more about One Church One School at

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

RU Office of Financial Aid Services is here to help!
Beginning next week, the Office of Financial Aid Services at Roosevelt University will assist students & parents with the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Wednesday / October 17, 2017 -
9:30 a.m.. to 11 a.m. / WB-1M16
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. / WB-1M16
Thursday / October 19, 2017 -
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / WB-1M16
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. / WB-1M16
Saturday / October 21, 2017 -
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. / AUD 280
Open to Parents

Wednesday / October 25, 2017 -
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. / WB-1M16
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. / AUD 280
Open to Parents

 No appointment needed!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pivot Day at RU!

Roosevelt University would like to invite Students and Faculty to Pivot Day at RU!
Friday, October 6, stop by the Murray Green Library between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to learn about research grants, fellowships and scholarships that are available. Come meet with experts and get a jump start on your grant search.

Pivot, where funding connected with researcher expertise turns into success!

Apply Now To Become A Golden Apple Scholar

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is now recruiting aspiring teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Scholars are provided with extensive teaching experience and advanced preparation to supplement their college curriculum, academic support throughout their preparation in college, college tuition-assistance, and mentoring during their first years of teaching.

Scholars may be nominated for the program or apply directly. Detailed information on these program entry points, as well as eligibility requirements for the scholarship is below. 

Nominate a Scholar:

Nominate a student to become a Golden Apple Scholar by clicking here. Nominated students will receive an email with login information and a link to the online application. Nominations close January 2018.

Apply to become a Scholar:

The Golden Apple Scholars Class of 2018 application is open. High school students graduating in 2018 or first- and second-year college students can apply to become a Scholar by clicking here. Applications close on February 15, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements: 

The Scholars program is open to residents of Illinois with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a qualifying composite score on the ACT or SAT. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) may apply or be nominated. To view full eligibility requirements, please click here

To learn more about the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, click here.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail

Dave Marcial
Director of Recruitment
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program