Scholarship status—The current status of this scholarship is... 2019 Award: Pending announcement 2020 Award: Not accepting applications


$500.00 USD

For whom

Non-Traditional Students

Application deadline

Dec. 31, 2018

2019 Award Recipient

Zakisha Godfrey | 2019 Ultius ACE Scholarship Winner
Zakisha Godfrey Walden University '19 Studies Nursing

"My lifetime goal is to lead by example and to leave a legacy for my children while helping others to be the very best they can be. Winning the ACE Scholarship is an indication that I am closer to my goal."

Read winning essay

Announced March 30, 2019

Scholarship purpose and intent

Helping non-traditional students achieve success as they return to school

The decision to go back to school as an adult with different responsibilities than the traditional college student is a challenging endeavor. Many adults return to school to pursue a new degree, starting a Master’s, Doctoral, or other professional programs to advance their careers all while working and/or supporting a family. Higher education is a continuously valuable resource in a rapidly changing workforce where specialized skills and expertise thrive.

With significant declines in manufacturing jobs, the new knowledge economy is massively expanding. At Ultius, we believe in embracing the new knowledge economy and supporting individuals shape their careers coupled with technology. We believe exploring different career paths is fundamentally empowering, no matter at what age.

The Adults Continuing Education (ACE) scholarship is a $500.00 academic scholarship awarded to one deserving non-traditional student. The student may choose to use their award either Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019.

Scholarship frequency: This scholarship is annually recurring, meaning that we award it once per year.

Eligibility requirements for the ACE scholarship

Find out if you qualify for it

The ACE scholarship is designed to encourage non-traditional students to go back to school and pursue a higher degree. We challenge adults, over the age of 20, with established careers and families to pursue higher education and apply for this scholarship. This award is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

The recipient must intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student at a college or university in the US for the 2018-2019 school year.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • A U.S. citizen over the age of 20
  • Enrolled as full-time student for 2019 semester at an accredited two or four-year college or university
  • An accomplished student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (weighted)

Application process and requirements

Learn about the process, timeline, and what’s required to be considered

As part of the general application, students must submit:

  • Basic information about where they live, go to school, and contact information
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Application essay (550-750 words) on a provided topic (read guide)

Upon being selected as a finalist, applicants must provide verification of the aforementioned eligibility requirements, an academic transcript, and proof that they are attending school full-time during the 2018-2019 semester. Failure to follow instructions and provide such documentation will result in disqualification from the scholarship.

Projected scholarship timeline (2018 - 2019)

Date Event
September 1, 2018 Scholarship formally launching, accepting applications
January 31, 2018 Application deadline (no more submissions)
February 20, 2019 Winners announced (and notified via email)
March 1, 2019 Funds distributed to winners

Application terms and conditions

Please read carefully

Ultius sponsored scholarships must be used on tuition, schoolbooks, equipment for academic use, and other academic fees, and will be subject to document verification. The recipient must meet all the aforementioned requirements in order to receive the scholarship. We reserve the right to withhold the award from any recipient who no longer meets the eligibility requirements and revoke the award should the recipient fail to maintain the eligibility requirements. The selected recipient will receive instructions from Ultius on how to receive the scholarship. Failure to follow the specified instruction by the deadline will disqualify the recipient from receiving the award.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Common questions and answers

How much is the scholarship amount and what can the funds be used for?

The scholarship is for $500.00 USD and can only be used for tuition and other school-related expenses (like books, supplies, equipment, and other academic fees), subject to document verification.

What is the timeline for the scholarship and awarding?

Applications will be accepted until January 31 of the year and the winner will be announced on February 20. Funding will take place at the end of the month after awarding verification has taken place.

For what semester is the award for?

The award may be used for the spring semester following your award.

I have additional questions that were not answered. Who can I speak to?

To get additional support, you can contact a direct support channel for the SEED scholarship by clicking the following link:

* Selected scholarship winners must follow acceptance instructions provided by Ultius on receiving the scholarship. Failure to follow provided instructions may result in disqualification from the award.

* Ultius, Inc., a Delaware corporation, reserves the right to modify the terms, conditions, acceptance instructions, and applicant pool at its sole discretion, without notice to prior applicants.

* The projected scholarship timeline table is only an estimate and actual timelines may differ from those projected. Please check back on this page ( for updates.

Ready to apply? Let's summarize:

Non-traditional students (over the age of 20) are welcome to apply. An application essay is required. Winners announced at the end of February, 2019.

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