Mobile CSP

AP Computer Science Principles
Endorsed by the College Board

Scholarships

The Mobile CSP Project, through its support from the National Science Foundation, has a limited amount of funding for scholarships for schools and teachers participating in our professional development (PD) opportunities. These scholarships are intended for teachers in school districts that cannot afford the tuition. Scholarships will cover half the cost of tuition.

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. high school teacher.
  • Have appropriate technology available, including student access to Google accounts, wifi, and mobile devices (see the IT Checklist: https://goo.gl/34bg7c).
  • Commitment to meet all PD activities and requirements including participating in periodic PD sessions during the school year. Expected to teach the course in the subsequent academic year.
  • Consider participating in research (i.e. answer surveys, work with Mobile CSP to collect data). Questions? Contact us at research@mobile-csp.org.

** Teachers who have already completed the Mobile CSP PD are NOT eligible for a scholarship. **

 

Priority

 

Scholarships will prioritize schools that have never offered computer science, serve underrepresented students, and have high percentages of free-and-reduced lunch students.

 

How to Apply

 

Applications for scholarships are now available and will be applied to PD tuition in immersion or extended formats. Scholarship applications will be reviewed once a week. We will contact you via email about the status of your application once reviewed. If you have questions, contact info@mobile-csp.org.

  1. Complete the Principal Approval Letter | Teachers will be required to submit a signed letter from the school's principal stating that the course will be taught within the next academic year. The letter template can be found here: https://goo.gl/5d6TwQ

  2. Review Scholarship Application Questions | We encourage teachers to review the questions to this scholarship application before applying. To view the questions, access the following document: https://goo.gl/Zx3Rmn

  3. Submit Application | Begin your application by clicking the blue button below

  4. Submit Application Deposit | If applying for a scholarship, you should submit the $50 deposit to reserve your spot in the PD, but do not submit full tuition payment until you receive a decision on your scholarship application. After your application has been received, you will receive an email with further instructions for how to submit your deposit.

    1. If a scholarship is not awarded we will refund you the entire deposit amount.

    2. If a scholarship is awarded, the deposit will be applied to your remaining tuition cost.

 

 

Submit a Scholarship Application

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Mobile CSP Scholarship

Q: My school has offered computer science in the past, can I still apply?

A: Yes. We encourage all teachers to apply. However, please remember that priority will be given to schools that have never offered computer science, serve underrepresented students, and have high percentages of free-and-reduced lunch students.

Q: Can the scholarship be applied to travel cost?

A: No. The scholarship is only applicable to the cost of tuition for a Mobile CSP professional development session.

Q: Will the scholarship cover the entire tuition cost?

A: If awarded, the scholarship will cover half the cost of tuition. You are responsible for submitting the remaining tuition payment by the payment deadline (one month BEFORE the PD begins). If funds are available we may award full scholarships to those schools who demonstrate a high need and could not afford the tuition without support, however, we cannot guarantee full funding.

Q: I was awarded a scholarship but my school cannot afford the remaining tuition cost. What other options do I have?

A: If you are a teacher or school looking for available funding options to cover the costs of starting the course, you may find this Mobile CSP IT Funding Suggestions and Recommendations document helpful.

 

Perkins funding may also be available in your district. Mobile CSP qualifies as one of the courses to be added in a three-course CTE Pathway. One example pathway is: (1) Exploring Computer Science (2) Computer Science Principles (3) Computer Science A.

We also recommend checking out options such as DonorsChoose which allows teachers to crowdsource for classroom supplies and projects.