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ACE Program

ACE Members

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.)

Application Process

  • 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.