ROCKFORD — The deadline for applications for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Class of 2020 has been extended to April 12 due to COVID-19 school closures creating challenges with securing needed documentation.

This deadline extension will give many students extra time to collect required documents, including transcripts and referrals. Residents of Illinois who are seniors in high school, freshmen or sophomores in college, or enrolled in community college are eligible.

For information: goldenapple.org/scholars.