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Award Determination and Payment for Golden Apple Scholars

Award Announcement
Award Amount
Payment

Award Announcement

A list of eligible applicants is provided to ISAC by the Golden Apple Foundation. These applicants are included in the initial awarding process if their college or university submitted an eligible Initial Certification to ISAC by the requested receipt date. To qualify to be awarded and paid from Golden Apple Scholarship Program funds, an applicant must meet all eligibility requirements of the Golden Apple Foundation and ISAC.

Award Amount

The amount of each award is determined by the applicant's academic level. Award amounts are as follows:

  • The maximum annual award for freshmen and sophomores is $2,500.
    • Semester schools will receive $1,250 per term.
    • Quarter schools will receive $834 for the first quarter, $833 for the second quarter, and $833 for the third quarter.
  • The maximum annual award for juniors and seniors is $5,000.
    • Semester schools will receive $2,500 per term.
    • Quarter schools will receive $1,667 for the first quarter, $1,667 for the second quarter, and $1,666 for the third quarter.

Communication to applicants regarding their award status is done by the Golden Apple Foundation.

Refer to the Teacher Education Scholarship Program page in My Zone for information about accessing student eligibility data using TESP Notifications to generate a report or view information online using the search, filter or sort functions.

Payment

When the awarding process (which is based on the Initial Certification Documents that have been returned to ISAC by the requested receipt date) is complete, a payment request roster is produced and is available to be completed and submitted electronically to ISAC in a secure method via TESP Payment Request Roster at My Zone.

By submitting a roster to ISAC via TESP Payment Request Roster at My Zone, a school is certifying that the student meets all eligibility criteria. It is important to complete and submit a payment roster on a timely basis so that ISAC can monitor the fund balance. ISAC authorizes a voucher in the amount of the payment claim and submits it to the State Comptroller's Office which issues payment to the institution.

If a student fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements during the academic year, all undisbursed funds will be deobligated. ISAC will notify the Golden Apple Foundation of students who no longer qualify to receive funds based on notification from colleges via payment requests.

Refer to the TESP Payment Request Roster and the TESP Payment Authorization pages at TESP at My Zone for details about the TESP Payment Roster process, instructions for completing and submitting payment request rosters to ISAC and how to view, print and save payment results.