The Coordinating Commission in 2011-12 awarded more than $780,000 in scholarships to low-income Nebraska high school students through the Access College Early (ACE) scholarship program. The scholarships cover tuition and mandatory fees for these students to take college courses from participating Nebraska colleges and universities, either through dual enrollment or early enrollment agreements. Some more ACE numbers from 2011-12:
- 1,706 students received at least one ACE scholarship. (One scholarship pays for one course; some students apply for and receive multiple scholarships.)
- 2,314 scholarships were awarded.
- Scholarships allowed these low-income students to complete 3,214 courses equaling 10,889 credit hours of college course work.
- Of the grades received by these students, 75.6% earned an A or B.
- Students from 216 Nebraska high schools received an ACE scholarship.
More information on the ACE scholarship is available on the commission website. A more detailed breakdown of the 2011-12 scholarship distribution also is available.