The Award for Competitive Excellence (ACE Award) recognizes and rewards qualified out-of-state freshmen and transfer undergraduate students for their high school and college performance.

Scholarship Value Varies by Entering Class Year

  • Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

    The ACE Award, currently valued at $8,288 per year. This award has a four year value of $33,152.

    The scholarship is applied in equal parts to the fall and spring semesters ($4,144 per semester). In the 2019-2020 academic year, that represents a savings of $8,288.

    The ACE Award involves no cash transactions. Micro-scholarships earned from ESU on raise.me are included in these awards.

  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

    The ACE Award, currently valued at $8,288 per year. This award has a four year value of $33,152.

    The scholarship is applied in equal parts to the fall and spring semesters ($4,144 per semester). In the 2018-2019 academic year, that represents a savings of $8,288.

    The ACE Award involves no cash transactions. Micro-scholarships earned from ESU on raise.me are included in these awards.

  • Prior to Fall 2018

    The ACE Award, currently valued at $7,716 per year. This award has a four year value of $30,864.

    The scholarship is applied in equal parts to the fall and spring semesters ($3,858 per semester). In the 2018-2019 academic year, that represents a savings of $7,716.

    The ACE Award involves no cash transactions. Micro-scholarships earned from ESU on raise.me are included in these awards.

To be eligible for The ACE Award a student must be offered admission to ESU and qualify as an out-of-state undergraduate student for tuition purposes.

Entering freshmen who have completed a college preparatory program of study ranked in the top 15% of their graduating class or present a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students must also have a minimum combined SAT1 score of 1220 (Math and Critical Reading) or a minimum ACT composite score of 25.

College students transferring from a community college, a four year college or a university with a minimum of thirty (30) college credits and a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or above on a 4.00 scale will receive the ACE Award.

Students who receive the ACE Award are not also eligible to receive the STEM Scholarship, The Out-of-State Tuition Award or The Students First Tuition Scholarship during the same academic year.

The ACE Award is renewable for the duration of a student’s undergraduate study without regard to the selected college major, provided they maintain non-Pennsylvania resident undergraduate status, successfully complete 30 college credits in each proceeding academic year and maintain a cumulative ESU GPA of 3.00 or above.

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