January 15, 2021 - April 15, 2021

The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship Program

Now Accepting Applications!

The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship Program

The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship program will contribute to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at the Community College of Denver (CCD). Once selected for the program, students will receive scholarship funds in the amount of up to $2,500 per semester for a total of up to $10,000 over 4 semesters to complete an associate degree in a STEM field. Recognizing that scholarships alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, this scholarship includes a number of enrichment activities that support students’ retention, success, career preparedness, graduation, and transfer. Examples include undergraduate research, advising, tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Enroll in an S-STEM eligible discipline including Associate of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, fermentation Science, Engineering, or Environmental science, Associate of Science General, Computer information systems, cybersecurity, information technology and mathematics
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have not completed more than 15 college-level credit-hours toward your STEM major/degree
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD

Award

Up to 2,500 per semester for a total of up to $10,000 over 4 semesters

Deadline

04/15/2021

Supplemental Questions

  1. Do you intend to complete an Associate degree in science, technology, engineering and math before transferring to another school or beginning a career?
  2. How many college credits have you completed or are currently in progress?
  3. Are you able to take at least 12 credits per semester?
  4. Write an essay of 500 words or less that addresses the following: What are your future educational and career goals? Are you interested in working on a student research project? If so, give an example of the topics you might want to study. Where do you see yourself after getting your Associate degree at CCD? Are you interested in transferring to a 4-year institution or moving directly into a career path? How would the ACE Scholarship Program help you to achieve your goals?
  5. How many college credits have you completed or are currently in progress?
    • Continuing students or with college credits, upload unofficial college transcript
    • Continuing students, upload your Degree Works Plan
    • New students without college credits, upload high school transcript