This is more than the story of America’s educational crisis. It’s the story of how we can solve it.

There’s a crisis in American education. Too many kids from lower-income families are falling between the cracks simply because they’re stuck in failing schools and can’t afford any other options. And it’s happening right here in Montana.

ACE Scholarships was founded in 2000 to provide these lower-income parents with school choice for their families through partial scholarships to K-12 private schools. In 2012, ACE Scholarships expanded its efforts nationally, to help more students receive the opportunity to have a choice in their K-12 education career. Montana was the second state of ACE’s national efforts.

ACE serves the children of lower-income families, the majority of which qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

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from lower-income families with ACE scholarships graduate high school
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ONLY 77%
of Montana students from lower-income families graduate high school
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More than 950 Scholarships Provided
But with your support, we can help hundreds more.

Give a child the promise of a better tomorrow by becoming a donor today.

Please help us provide scholarships to lower-income children all over Montana and let’s give these children the opportunity for a great education and a lifetime of success. You can empower children with a quality, life-changing education at the elementary or high school of their dreams by donating to ACE. For those inclined to make a difference and fortify our Montana community, this program is a no-brainer. Ninety-five percent of every donation to ACE directly funds a child’s scholarship, and the taxpayer receives a 100% state income tax credit, if eligible through the Montana Tax Credit for Qualified Education Contributions for this donation.

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Board of Advisors

CRAIG BARRETT Retired CEO/Chairman, Intel


JOE BILLIONRetired Owner and Chairman, Billion Auto Group

JERRY CASHMAN Founder and Owner, Cashman Nursery


GREG GIANFORTE Founder and Former CEO, RightNow Technologies

JARED HAUSKINS Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

COLLEEN HOWELL Managing Director, Global Data Company


ELLIOT JUSTIN Founder and Chairman, SwiftMD

JENNI LEACH, Ph.D., LCPC  Great Falls, Montana

LIZ MARCHI Former President & CEO, Montana West Economic Development

MARC PIERCE Co-Founder & CEO, Warm Springs Productions

JIM SCOTT Vice Chairman of the Board, First Interstate Bank

RAY THOMPSON Founder & Former CEO, Semitool

RICK UNGERSMA President, Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply

CHRIS WRIGHT CEO, Liberty Resources LLC

DAVID YARLOTT President, Little Big Horn College

Montana Staff

JAKE PENWELL President, ACE Montana & Wyoming
p: 406.861.1844
e: [email protected]

Montana Application/Scholarship Support
p: 856.746.6521
e: [email protected]

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