To apply to the program, you need to complete an ACE application packet. The packet consists of the program application, MCC Student Information Form, two letters of recommendation, a written essay, and an unofficial high school transcript. The letters of recommendation must come from adults who are not related to the student. Teachers*, counselors, coaches, and employers are individuals who have helped with letters of recommendation in the past. *At least one recommendation must be from an academic high school teacher.
Student applicants must have one or more of the following characteristics to be eligible:
First person in immediate family to attend / graduate from college
Evidence of single parent home
Works 10-30 hours per week
Environmental risk factors (will be considered on case by case basis, for example, student raised in foster care, teen parent, lives in temporary housing, etc.)
Legacy qualification (family member who is in ACE or was a past ACE participant)
Must be a 10th grade / sophomore high school student at time of application