Educators can apply for new Golden Apple scholarship

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — One lucky stateline-area teacher will get a chance to go back to school, thank to a new scholarship from the Golden Apple Foundation.

The Don Zimmerman Golden Apple Teachers’ Scholarship will provide full tuition for a Master’s Degree from Rockford University.

To qualify, educators must be certified, have at least two years teaching experience, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

The scholarships namesake was one of the founders of the local Golden Apple Foundation.

His son, Brad Zimmerman, says it will serve as a testament to the dedication his parents have show to Rockford teachers.

“It’s just grown from literally my parent’s garage, where they were sorting apples to give to the teachers on Apple Day, to what it is now,” he said. “It’s been great to see.”

Interested educators have until May 15th to apply.


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