The Apple Pathways Academy is a community of learning and discovery targeting high-performing Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Indigenous sophomores majoring in computer science and engineering.
Academy participants or “Pathfinders” receive the following:
Applicants must meet all of the following qualifications to be eligible for the Apple Pathways Academy:
The Academy offers first-rate opportunities for Pathfinders to:
NOTE: The status Complete will display on your AIM Home page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified. Applicants are responsible for monitoring the progress of all application requirements to make sure their application is complete by 11:59 pm PT on May 19. Late submissions will not be considered.
The 2023-24 application period is closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the timeline regarding next steps?
The application process opens on February 6th and closes on May 19th. Selected Pathfinders will be notified by August. Scholarship funds will be disbursed by September 1st and programming will begin in October.
What are the details of the scholarship award?
Pathfinders will be awarded an initial scholarship of $15,000 for their junior year by September. Students who maintain a 3.0 grade point average and remain enrolled in an eligible discipline will qualify for scholarship renewal for their senior year.
What kinds of project-based learning opportunities are available?
Pathfinders will apply learnings from the classroom to real-world technical problems with Apple engineers and faculty at partner institutions.
What can I expect from participating in a fully-funded annual development conference?
Pathfinders will be invited to attend one all-expense paid trip to an Apple-sponsored conference per year. In addition to the opportunity to learn and develop as a conference attendee, they will also have priority access to Apple-sponsored functions, and exclusive invitations to networking opportunities with Apple employees.
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For assistance with the application process:
ISTS Program Support hours are Monday-Friday 7am-7pm and Saturday 9am-6pm (CST). Program Support Representatives are available via email and live chat during these hours. The online contact form is accessible 24/7.