Each of the twelve (12) finalists must complete the American Teacher Scholarship application process and submit all required documents to the ACE Scholarship Committee. This process includes
a) Past or current positions held in K-12 education at the local, state, or national level.
b) Key activities the finalist performed and the subsequent outcomes associated with each position.
c) The impact the finalist’s association with education and leadership activities has had on their school or district at large.
d) The actions the finalist has taken to improve student success and/or outcomes at the finalist’s school.
e) The link between the finalist’s professional goals and activities and the finalist’s intended program of study (for example, how an American College of Education degree will help the finalist improve public or private education.)
- Submitting two letters of recommendation that specifically address the finalist’s success as a teacher and contribution toward achieving excellence in public or private school education.
- Submitting a photo and current copy of the finalist’s resume or Curriculum Vitae.
All application materials must be submitted on or August 1, 2013. Finalists will be contacted by telephone to confirm the accuracy of all information submitted.
American College of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any characteristic protected by law in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, except where such conditions may constitute bona fide qualifications for the program or activities in question.
Scholarship Announcements and Publicity
Scholarship recipients must affirm that they are willing and able to participate in all publicity efforts promoting the program. Such publicity may include, but may not be limited to, online blogging via social media networks and the ACE website, news releases and media advisories, local and national media coverage, media interviews and photographs, and related public relations activities.
Scholarship recipients must (i) sign a release permitting ACE to use the individual’s name, likeness, image, voice and spoken and written words for publicity purposes, without limitation, and (ii) agree that all publicity materials remain the sole and exclusive property of ACE.
Each American Teacher Scholarship recipient will receive a full tuition scholarship to be applied toward the completion of an ACE Master of Education program. American Teacher Scholarship funds will be disbursed beginning in the recipient’s first term after being awarded the scholarship. Remaining funds will be applied toward the subsequent term(s) until all funds have been exhausted. An American Teacher Scholarship recipient will not receive cash payments in any form should the award amount exceed tuition costs.
Only one scholarship or grant benefit may be applied to a scholarship winner’s tuition.
An American Teacher Scholarship recipient who changes to a degree program not eligible for this scholarship, withdraws from the scholarship eligible degree program or withdraws from ACE will forfeit the scholarship. Should the scholarship be forfeited, the American Teacher Scholarship recipient need not reimburse ACE for funds already disbursed. In order for scholarship funding to continue throughout the length of the program, the recipient must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress criteria set forth in ACE’s current Graduate Catalog for the duration of their program. American Teacher Scholarship funds will cover the total cost of the application and tuition only. An American Teacher Scholarship recipient is responsible for the technology fee each term ($7.00 per credit hour), the degree conferral fee ($100.00) and other ACE or program fees, as applicable. The American Teacher Scholarship is not applicable to tuition costs for courses that must be retaken due to poor academic performance.
An American Teacher Scholarship recipient will be responsible for any applicable income taxes and is advised to consult a tax professional regarding any federal and state tax liability related to the American Teacher Scholarship.