The Coordinating Commission this week launched a new scholarship program available to students now attending college who received an Access College Early (ACE) scholarship while taking dual-enrollment courses in high school. The newly created ACE Plus Scholarship is awarded to full-time college students who received an ACE Scholarship in high school.
The ACE Scholarship, created in 2007, pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from eligible Nebraska's colleges or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with these institutions. The new ACE Plus Scholarship provides a $500 scholarship for the first year a student attends college full-time and a $1,000 scholarship for the second year.
To be eligible for the award, a student must:
- Have received a Nebraska ACE scholarship;
- Have received a grade point average of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for all completed ACE-funded courses taken while in high school; and
- Be enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution as a full-time student.
The ACE Plus Scholarship Program was developed by the Coordinating Commission and is funded by the federal College Access Challenge Grant.