The Coordinating Commission is now accepting applications for the 2012 ACE Plus Scholarship Program. ACE Plus scholarships are available to full-time, first-year and second-year college students who received an Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship in high school.
The ACE Plus Scholarship was developed by the Coordinating Commission to encourage former ACE students to attend college full time. It's funded by the federal College Access Challenge Grant. The ACE Plus program first awarded scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. In that first year:
- 317 scholarships were awarded.
- 234 went to first-year students; 83 to second-year students.
- 279 (88%) of the recipients are attending Nebraska colleges and universities.
- 22% were awarded to minority students.
More information on ACE Plus, as well as an application, is available on the Commission's website.