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American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation

December 30, 1899



​​We are no longer accepting applications for the ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation. The winner of the the 2019 ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation will be notified in early late December/early January 2019.

The ACE/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation recognizes colleges or universities which, in a period of great change in higher education, have responded to challenges in innovative and creative ways that allow the institution to thrive.

The award is split into two categories:

  • Category 1: Institutions with student populations 5,001 and over

  • Category 2: Institutions with student populations up to 5,000

Each winning institution will receive a $10,000 prize.

The awards will be presented on March 10, 2019 at ACE2019, the American Council on Educations's 101st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

ACE invites nominations and applications for the award from any U.S. college or university that is eligible for ACE membership. Nominations are due no later than 5:00pm (PST), Friday, October 12, 2018

To obtain specific details about the award and the application process, please review the 2018-19 Transformation Award Criteria and the Transformation Award FAQ.

To submit an application for consideration, please click on the "Submit Now" nomination button that fits your institution's category. Winners of the 2019 ACE/Fidelity Investments Institutional Transformation Award will be notified in early January 2019.

For more information about the ACE/Fidelity Investments Institutional Transformation Award, contact

Past Award Recipients

 Thanks to our Sponsor



ACE is grateful to Fidelity for its support of this award. The American Council on Education and Fidelity Investments® are independent entities and are not legally affiliated. The recipient of the American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments Award for Institutional Transformation is selected solely by ACE. Fidelity employees are not involved in any way in determining, selecting, or approving the recipient of any award.


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 2018 ACE/Fidelity Transformation Award Winners

2018 ACE/Fidelity Transformation Award  Winners

From left to right: Kara Freeman Lee, vice president of administration, chief information officer, and interim vice president, ACE Leadership; Sherri Lind Hughes, assistant vice president, ACE Leadership, Eugene J. Cornacchia, president, Saint Peters University; Bruce White, vice president and managing director, Fidelity Investments; Nariman Farvardin, president, Stevens Institute of Technology; Ted Mitchell, ACE president.