Deadline Extended: Nominate a Student for the ACE Student of the Year Award
December 21, 2020

ACE is encouraging institutions, mentors, and students themselves, to recognize individuals for the 2020 Student of the Year Award. Nominations from those who know of the accomplishments of a deserving student are now due by Jan. 15.

Through this award, ACE recognizes adult learners who have benefited from the use of ACE’s military or workforce credit recommendations to earn a college degree or advance a career. Student veterans and active-duty service members who have used ACE credit recommendations on their Jo​int Services Transcripts towards completion of a degree program are eligible to be nominated.

As part of a national strategy embedded in our strategic commitments, ACE is helping post-traditional learners achieve success by expanding flexible completion pathways through innovative learning. Nowhere is the impact of that work more evident than through the achievements of the annual ACE Student of the Year award recipients.

The ACE Student of the Year award goes to two learners, one using military and one using workforce credit recommendations, who embody the best attributes of thousands of adult learners. In addition to the application of ACE credit recommendations for military or workforce training to a postsecondary degree program, award winners must demonstrate:

  • Continued success in academic, professional, personal, and community endeavors.
  • Extraordinary achievement in their community or workplace while successfully balancing the demands of family, career, and education.
  • Inspiration to others in setting high educational goals.

Students may nominate themselves. The completed nomination form and supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.  

Each Student of the Year award recipient will receive a check from ACE for $1,000 to continue their education. Awards will be presented online during ACE Awards Week, May 24-28, 2021. Winners will be asked to participate in a video interview as part of this celebration.​