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.