The Achieving a College Education (ACE) scholarship empowers high schoolers to go beyond their comfort zone. You will develop skills to attend college and plan a rewarding future, while still maintaining your high school classes. Our advisement team will help create a smooth transition from high school, through community college and on to a university to earn your bachelor’s degree.
We aim to:
- Demystify higher education, its requirements, costs and benefits.
- Familiarize students with college life.
- Provide tools for students to succeed socially, academically, and personally.
- Assist students in identifying educational, career, and vocational goals and interests.
- Identify sources of financial assistance and scholarships and facilitate students in the application process.
- Empower parents/guardians to become actively involved in students' education and future.
- Collaborate with local educational institutions, community partnerships, and the private sector.
- Provide continuous follow-up and support to each cohort which will ensure retention and tracking.
Student applicants must have one or more of the following characteristics to be eligible:
- First member of family to attend college
- Demonstrated financial need
- Under-represented population and/or English Language Learner
- Environmental risk factors (will be considered on case by case basis, for example, student raised in foster care, teen parent, etc.)
- Applications are available in the high school counseling offices or at the PVCC Student Development Office.
- Students must apply during their sophomore year in high school.
- Student applications are due to high school counselors by December 15th.
Reminder: Don't forget to update ACE if you have a new e-mail, cell phone or if you move. We want to keep you in the ACE loop.