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Grants and Scholarships

American College of Education offers opportunities to earn grants and scholarships to help ease the price of tuition.

Continuing Education Grant

Available to students who have completed an ACE certificate, master's, or doctoral or specialist program, the Continuing Education Grant allows students to return for an additional ACE certificate or degree program at reduced tuition* rates.

Program of Interest Tuition Discount
Certificate  $250
 M.Ed. / M.A.T  $750
 Ed.D. / Ed.S.  $1,250

You must claim your Continuing Education Grant before you begin the term in which you wish to pursue your next ACE program. Please contact an enrollment counselor at 1-800-280-0307 option 2 for more information, or to claim your grant.

*Void where prohibited. Tuition grant does not cover applicable college fees. Laws and regulations similar to transactions as provided by your state of residence may apply to this program. Please note that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state. Educators interested in pursuing graduate coursework through American College of Education should check with their respective state Departments of Education and/or state licensing agency to determine the certification requirements for their state.

Board of Trustee Scholarship

Each term, seven (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 the Board of Trustees Scholarships. Prior Board of Trustees scholarship recipients are ineligible for future Board of Trustees Scholarships.

Required Scholarship Application Documents

To be considered for an ACE scholarship, applicants must:

Submit one (1) essay for each scholarship for which the applicant applies.

The essay(s) must directly address the prompt(s) provided, giving detailed examples of how the applicant has or will accomplish the stated goal(s). The essay(s) must be submitted in PDF format and must not include spelling or grammatical errors. Please note: Applicants are limited to applying for two (2) Board of Trustees Scholarships per term.

The essay(s) must include:
  • applicant’s name
  • name of the scholarship(s) for which the applicant is applying
  • date on which the essay is submitted.

Submit all requested documents

Letters of recommendation must be submitted on the applicant's supervisor's official letterhead, and must bear the signature of the preparer. All documents must be submitted in PDF format.

Where the scholarship criteria requires a copy of the applicant's tax return for evidence of financial need, for privacy purposes, the applicant must conceal his or her social security number and any other confidential information. Where the scholarship requires information regarding the demographic composition of the students attending the applicant's school of employment, demographic data that is not self-explanatory must include a description of what the data depicts. Please Note: Applications that do not meet the above stated requirements will not be reviewed.

Scoring

The application materials for ACE scholarships are assessed against a comprehensive scoring rubric. Each of the required documents is awarded a specific number of points, with the majority of the points being awarded for the essay component. The total possible number of points awarded is 15.

Notification


Applicants will be notified of whether or not they were selected to receive a scholarship no later than two (2) weeks prior to the start of the term for which the application was submitted by an email note sent the address listed on the scholarship application.