ACE offers eleven (11) scholarship opportunities inspired by ACE’s seven current and past Board of Trustees members and its four major areas of focus. 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 and General Scholarships. Prior scholarship recipients are ineligible for future scholarships unless they graduate from one program and return for a new program at ACE.
Scholarships in Honor of Distinguished Current American College of Education Board of Trustee Members
The Dr. James Spaniolo Scholarship is awarded to a first-generation student who was the first person in their family to attend college and desires to support other first-generation college students in their pursuit of academic excellence.
The Dr. Deborah Jewell-Sherman Scholarship is awarded to a student within a multicultural school system or other organization and who demonstrates exemplary leadership.
The Dr. Don McAdams Scholarship is awarded to a student who is interested in becoming a change agent by stepping into a leadership role.
The Dr. Rod Paige Scholarship is awarded to an urban teacher who has demonstrated commitment to transforming the student experience.
Scholarships in Honor of Distinguished Former American College of Education Board of Trustee Members
The Admiral Thomas B. Hayward Scholarship is awarded to a student who is an active or retired military service-person, spouse, or family member who demonstrates honor, courage, and commitment.
The Dr. Kenneth Craycraft Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong record of volunteerism.
The Dr. Robert Peterkin Scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need who wants to transform their organization by advancing their education.
The Leadership General Scholarship opportunity is open to students who are or will be pursing careers or experiences in leadership.
The Education General Scholarship opportunity is open to students who are or will be pursing careers or experiences in education.
The Healthcare General Scholarship opportunity is open to students who are or will be pursing careers or experiences in healthcare.
The Diversity and Inclusion General Scholarship opportunity is open to students who are or will be pursing careers or experiences involving diverse populations.
Grant and Scholarship Funds
American College of Education Grant/Scholarship funds are educational in nature and are awarded by the College to fulfill our mission of providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible online education to current and future ACE students. The eligibility criteria are merit based, need based, student specific, career specific, and contribution specific.