JB Pritzker, Governor, State of Illinois

2020-21 Golden Apple and MTI Updates

08/20/2020

Availability of Golden Apple Student Records, and Second Round of MTI Awarding

Unless otherwise noted, links in this message are to corresponding pages at the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) website (isac.org).

Student Records Available to View in the Golden Apple System

Effective immediately, colleges may view a listing of their institution's potential 2020-21 Golden Apple Scholars, as reported by the Golden Apple Foundation, via the "Student List Eligibility: View" screen within the Golden Apple system. As a reminder, effective since the 2019-20 processing cycle, all Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program processing takes place using the Golden Apple system.

All users need a valid GAP Access ID and password to access the Golden Apple system. ISAC relies on a designated Primary Administrator (usually, the Financial Aid Director) at each institution to authorize users and provide them with the appropriate level of access for each ISAC program, including Golden Apple. Further details may be found in the GAP Access User Guides, and questions may be directed to ISAC's School Services Department.

Reminders

  • Student eligibility is certified by the Golden Apple Foundation, rather than by the college.
  • Once a student has been certified as eligible by the Golden Apple Foundation, their award will immediately appear on the "Student List Eligibility: View" screen within the Golden Apple system.
  • To assist colleges as they administer the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program on their campuses, "Eligible Indicators" are available in the system.

Resources Available Online

Resources regarding this program are available in the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program section of the ISAC Gift Assistance Programs area.

The Golden Apple User Guide may be accessed via the Golden Apple Electronic Processing page of the FAA – Processes area.

Second Round of MTI Awarding

A second round of awarding for the 2020-21 Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program took place on Thursday, August 20, 2020, for qualified timely applicants (new and renewal). The first round of awarding (for qualified timely renewal applicants only) took place earlier this month.

Information regarding the MTI awarding process can be accessed via the MTI Scholarship section of the ISAC Gift Assistance Programs area, as well as at the MTI Electronic Processing page (which includes the MTI User Guide) of the FAAs – Processes area.

Watch for Future Updates

Future updates – including details regarding payment processing for 2020-21 Golden Apple Scholars (which is anticipated to take place in the fall of 2020), and future rounds of 2020-21 MTI Scholarship awarding (if any) – will be shared via the usual means of communication (i.e., the FAA Message Board, the "Program News" sections for the Golden Apple and MTI programs, and/or ISAC's e-Messaging system).

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If you have any questions regarding this e-Message, please contact ISAC's School Services Department by calling toll free at 866.247.2172 or sending an e-mail message to isac.schoolservices@illinois.gov.