Prior scholarship recipients may lose eligibility for future scholarships unless they graduate from one ACE program and return for a new program at ACE. A full list of eligibility requirements can be accessed in the scholarship application in the MyACE Portal.

To apply for a scholarship, please go to your MyACE Portal. All scholarship descriptions and essay prompts are located there. Evaluation criteria can also be accessed in the scholarship application in the MyACE Portal. Individuals will gain access to MyACE Portal upon completion of an application for admission.

Students who are awarded a scholarship at ACE may also be eligible for other grants or scholarship programs. If you need more information about grants and scholarship opportunities, please contact Student Services at

Board of Trustee and General Scholarships

Open to Degree or Certificate-Seeking Students in All Majors

Each term, eleven (11) total $500 scholarships may be awarded to eligible and enrolled students.

Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Scholarships

Open to New Degree-Seeking Students in Education Majors

Each year, two (2) full scholarships covering total program tuition may be awarded to eligible new students applying to an education program for the August term. One (1) scholarship is designated for a master’s level applicant and one (1) scholarship is designated for a doctoral level applicant.

Educator Scholarship Award

Available to students who are new applicants to the M.A. in Elementary Teaching, M.A. in Secondary Teaching, Transition to Teaching in Elementary Education Certificate, and Transition to Teaching in Secondary Education Certificate. An eligible student will qualify to receive the Educator Scholarship Award for the first term upon program enrollment.

Continuing Education Grant

Available to students who have completed an ACE micro-credential, certificate or degree 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

Micro-credential or 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.

*Recipients of the Continuing Education Grant will be responsible for paying all fees, the remaining program tuition costs not covered by the grant, and any additional costs associated with the program selected. The Continuing Education Grant does not apply to the RN to BSN program.

BSN to MSN New Student Grant

Available to students who are new applicants to the BSN to MSN program. New Student Nursing Program Grant will be applied to tuition pro-rata per term. RN to BSN applicants and students are not eligible for this grant.

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 Trustee and General Scholarships. Only new students who graduated from HBCUs and are starting their first class at ACE during the August term are eligible for ACE HBCU Scholarships.