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Apple Programs

Community Education Initiatives

Huston-Tillotson University is proud to partner with Apple Inc. Community Education Initiative for cutting-edge academic and innovative opportunities!  The following Apple-sponsored programs help impact diversity and inclusion efforts, while transforming Central Austin culturally, through technology and workforce advancements.

I.  Apple Scholars Program

II.  CAIT2 Coding Academy

III.   Green Apple Fellows 

IV.   HT Golden Apple Teachers

V.  Pre-Ed Scholars Program


Apple Scholars Program

HT Golden Apple Teachers

Robust enrichment program that helps to enhance the research, professional development, and innovative performance of forward-thinking students

Developed through the Community Education Initiative partnership with Apple Inc., the Golden Apple Teacher Program is designed to inspire and support innovations in teaching and learning, through incorporation of Apple Teacher™ resources that impact instructional technology, research, service and improvements in student engagement. Program tenants center around Apple Teacher Resources, Teaching Innovation, Service, Research and Engagement.  Approved proposals allow faculty to plan, execute and report the incorporation of Apple resources into traditional and online curriculum.

HT Golden Apple Teacher Program

Proposal Applications being accepted January 2021

Pre-Ed Scholars Program

African-American Male Teacher Initiative:  Impacting Education Through Diversity Empowerment


The Apple Pre-Ed Scholars Program, housed within Huston-Tillotson University’s 100 African American Male Teacher Initiative funded by Apple Inc., provides one year of scholarship support to high-achieving HT freshmen who intend to pursue a career in Education. Teaching career fields include the following majors:  English, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music and Science with an Education minor.  Scholars are selected on the basis of financial need, academic performance, demonstration of leadership, commitment to service, and dedication to pursuing a career in the Education field. Total award will cover all tuition, fees, room and board for an academic year. Scholarships are eligible for max three-year renewal, dependent on meeting scholarship requirements, persistence towards graduation, demonstrated financial need, and availability of funding.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

– Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States

– Identify ethnically as African American, or Black

– Identify as male

– Classified as a Freshman

– Be currently enrolled and in good standing at Huston-Tillotson University

– Minimum 2.5 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale

– ACT Composite Score of 18, or greater; or SAT score 900, or greater (Combined Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and Math)

– Program of study in Education (Teaching career fields include the following majors:  English, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music and Science with an Education minor)

– Demonstrate a strong academic record and evidence of persistence

– Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for improving representation of underrepresented groups in the field of Education

– Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the university

Application process

All interested applicants are asked to complete the Pre-Ed Scholars Program Application that includes the following:

  • An university scholarship application for 2020-21 academic year
  • Academic transcripts from your high school
  • Two letters of references from: 
    • a high school teacher, and
    • an academic counselor/mentor or community leader
  • Responses to a short essay question


Application availability:  December 2020

Application Early Priority Deadline:  February 5, 2021

Application Closing Deadline:  March 12, 2021  Extended to April 9, 2021

For questions, contact Dr. Jennifer Miles, Program Director | 512.505.6460