ACE Access College Early Scholarship

Authorized by the Nebraska Legislature in 2007, the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program Act (LB 192) pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska’s colleges or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with these institutions. High school students may apply for funding under this program by completing the ACE Student Application, which is reviewed by the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) for award consideration.

There are two basic criteria for high school students to qualify for the ACE Scholarship. Students must either be eligible to receive assistance under a variety of federal government programs or the student and his or her family must have experienced a recent hardship.

To apply for the ACE Scholarship click here.

For a list of colleges participating in the ACE Scholarship program click here.

For colleges wishing to participate in the ACE Scholarship Program with Nebraska high schools, please go to the ACE Scholarship Program Institutional Application Form below.

  • Fillable PDF for ACE Scholarship Program Institutional Application Form

 For any questions regarding the ACE Scholarship program, please contact Ritchie Morrow via email at or at 402-471-0032.