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Board of Trustee Scholarship Programs

Each term, four (4) $500 scholarships may be awarded in honor of each of American College of Education’s board members. Awards are applied to tuition only and are disbursed pro rata per term for the remainder of the applicant’s program, until the award amount has been exhausted. Both new and current ACE students are eligible for Board of Trustees Scholarships. Prior Board of Trustees scholarship recipients are ineligible for future Board of Trustees Scholarships. Scholarship requirements and application materials are found on the College’s website.

Applicant qualifications:

  • Applicants are welcome to apply at any time during the course of their program - or before admission.
  • The $500 scholarship will be pro-rated across the remaining time of the student’s enrollment.
  • A student may receive only one Board of Trustees scholarship for each program of study.
  • Returning alumni may apply for another scholarship.
  • Students may reapply for subsequent term/s if a scholarship was not awarded.

Processing system:

  • From among the list of names below, please click on the name of the Trustee whose scholarship suits you best. This will give you access to the application requirements and a brief description of this person’s accomplishments.
  • Each application must identify selected scholarship and provide required supporting documents.
  • Each application should reflect the focus of required essay.
  • Applications will be processed electronically.  No paper applications will be accepted.
  • Our auto-responder will indicate date or receipt of application.
  • Students may only apply for two scholarships per term and must provide all required supporting documentation and a separate essay, addressing the specific essay prompt for each scholarship.

Timing:

  • Application deadline will be on the Monday occurring three weeks prior to the start of each term.
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following term.
  • Notification to Scholarship award recipients and candidates will be sent prior to the term start.

Awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong record of volunteerism and financial need.

Dr. Ken Craycraft
Board Chairman, former Chief Academic Officer/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Texas State University System

“As the author of articles, books and grants dealing with the state of education, I am aware of the depth of research and discernment involved in providing educators with the essentials needed in an ever-changing environment. At American College of Education, our goal is to provide the basics as well as relevant and timely materials that teachers will use immediately and effectively.” - Dr. Craycraft

Application Requirements:

 

  • Essay includes explanation of student motivation for volunteerism.
  • Letter of Verification on letterhead from the supervisor including the following:
    • Number of hours, link to website
    • Supervisor’s contact information
  • Page 1 Tax Return indicating Adjusted Gross Income
Click here to apply. Before proceeding to fill out your application, please be sure that you have all of your required documents on hand in digital form for uploading. You will only be able to submit this form once.

Awarded to a high-performing student who is interested in transforming the education system by stepping into a role in Administration.

Dr. Don McAdams
Board Vice Chairperson
Founding President, Center for Reform of School Systems

“Educators, and those who support them, are the consummate agents for change. They have not a front row seat, but the commanding presence on stage. At American College of Education, we provide these change agents with the relevant tools needed to transform those whom they mold and influence.” - Dr. McAdams

Application requirements:

 

  • Essay including explanation of student commitment to transforming the education system through the role of an administrator.
  • Letter from supervisor on official school stationary verifying student’s leadership and link to school website.
  • Unofficial transcript for verifying GPA.
Click here to apply. Before proceeding to fill out your application, please be sure that you have all of your required documents on hand in digital form for uploading. You will only be able to submit this form once.

Awarded to a student within a large, urban, multicultural school system and demonstrating exemplary leadership.

Dr. Deborah Jewell-Sherman
Harvard University Graduate School of Education

“Having served as the head of a large urban school district provides me with a unique perspective. Providing educators with research-based, relevant curriculum taught by professors with real and recent experience is the cornerstone of the American College of Education mission — one that I know has value.” - Dr. Jewell-Sherman

Application requirements:

 

  • Essay including explanation of student commitment to lead in large, urban, multicultural school system.
  • Letter from supervisor on official school stationary verifying student’s leadership and link to school website.

 

Large, urban, multicultural school system

 

  • Proof of city or suburban population of more than 250,000 residents with link to official city website.
  • Official data reporting percentage of students on free or reduced rate lunches.
Click here to apply. Before proceeding to fill out your application, please be sure that you have all of your required documents on hand in digital form for uploading. You will only be able to submit this form once.

Awarded to a person serving in the military, demonstrating honor, courage and commitment.

Admiral Thomas B. Hayward
U.S. Navy and the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Retired

“The challenges facing our nation in a rapidly changing global environment are many. By providing opportunities for enhancing the teaching skills of those who have acquired unique experience serving in the military, American College of Education delivers high-quality, affordable courses that develop the teaching competency necessary for preparing America’s youth for the myriad experiences that await them. Success in these endeavors is our mutual goal.” - Admiral Hayward

Application requirements:

  • Essay includes explanation of student experience serving in the military demonstrating honor, courage and commitment.
  • Active service members:
    • A written statement of verification of military service signed by the member's chain of command or
    • A Proof of Service letter confirming the member’s service dates or
    • A Signed Statement of Service from a local personnel office signed letter confirming military status.
  • Veterans:
    • Verification for number of years served from the Department of Defense or other official documentation.
Click here to apply. Before proceeding to fill out your application, please be sure that you have all of your required documents on hand in digital form for uploading. You will only be able to submit this form once.

Awarded to an inner city teacher who has demonstrated commitment to transforming the student experience.

Dr. Rod Paige
Former Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education

“American College of Education has committed to the improvement of the academic achievement of our nation’s P-12 students, especially in high-need, urban areas. Closing the education gap has been a passion of mine for many years from the classroom to leading the nation’s top office of education. By educating those who teach in those areas, progress can be made.” - Dr. Paige

Application requirements:

  • Essay including explanation of student commitment to transforming the student experience in inner-city schools.
  • Letter from supervisor on official school stationary verifying student’s leadership and link to school website.

High need, urban school system

  • Proof of city or suburban population of more than 250,000 residents with link to official city website
  • Official data reporting percentage of students on free or reduced rate lunches
Click here to apply. Before proceeding to fill out your application, please be sure that you have all of your required documents on hand in digital form for uploading. You will only be able to submit this form once.

Awarded to an urban student who wants to transform education by pursuing a degree to move into a leadership role.

Dr. Bob Peterkin
Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Emeritus

“Anyone who is an advocate for urban education understands the challenges facing educators – teachers, principals and superintendents -- who labor in this field. Opportunities for advanced degrees that are within the financial grasp of educators, that supply the necessary, relevant and readily applicable resources, and that support equity and excellence for students are rare and valued. American College of Education offers these opportunities.” - Dr. Peterkin

Application requirements:

  • Essay including explanation of student commitment to using their degree to transform education.
  • Letter from supervisor on official school stationary verifying student’s leadership and link to school website.

Large, urban school system

  • Proof of city or suburban population of more than 250,000 residents with link to city website
  • Official data reporting student population on free or reduce-rate lunches.
Click here to apply. Before proceeding to fill out your application, please be sure that you have all of your required documents on hand in digital form for uploading. You will only be able to submit this form once.