CSAwesome Research Project

New to CSA Teachers | Apply to receive FREE CSAwesome Professional Development and stipends

Are you a teacher transitioning from teaching AP CSP to AP CSA? Will you be teaching AP CS A for the first time in 2021 or 2022? Are you new to Java programming? Consider applying to participate in our research project to receive FREE PD and earn a stipend.


We currently have two funding options available to assist teachers who are in need of financial support in order to take the CSAwesome Professional Development:

  • Scholarship - free PD only

  • Research Project- free PD and stipend, if eligible. Must meet the eligibity requirements below

Scholarship Eligibility

  • high school teacher AND

  • have previously taught the AP CSP course AND

  • are planning to offer CS A in the 2021-22 academic year AND

  • are new/inexperienced with the Advanced Placement CS A framework AND

  • are new/inexperienced with Java programming and similar text-based languages.

Research Project Eligibility

  • All of the above AND

  • be a U.S. teacher per National Science Foundation requirements

Important notes:

  • Priority will be given to teachers applying from high schools that are Public and/or Title I.

  • Scholarships are non-transferable and not school-based. Individual teachers should submit an application.

  • At this time, we do not currently have scholarships available for non U.S. teachers.

Research Project

Teachers who meet the scholarship eligibility requirements and who are accepted to participate in our research project may be eligible to earn a stipend. Please review our Research Project page for more information.

Those who do NOT meet research requirements can still volunteer to participate in our Program Evaluation project (no stipend).

Application Process

Interested teachers should first complete our scholarship application form. You will NOT be able to Save and Continue the form. We recommend allotting 10-15 minutes to complete the application. Once completed and submitted, someone from the team will be in contact with you within 2-3 weeks regarding your application. Scholarship applicants should wait to register and submit their deposit after they have received a decision.

Note: If you are applying for a scholarship to attend the Pathfinders Summer Institute, you will need to complete both the Pathfinders application and the CSAwesome scholarship application.


All scholarship recipients will be required to submit a $50.00 deposit to reserve their spot in the PD. Deposits are submitted through Eventbrite and are due one month before the PD begins. Scholarship recipients who complete the PD and receive a certificate of participation will have their deposit refunded. If necessary, teachers may request a deposit waiver.