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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 low-income families are falling between the cracks simply because they’re stuck in failing schools and can’t afford any other options. It’s happening right here in Montana, where one out of every four low-income students does not graduate from high school.

ACE Scholarships was founded in 2000 to provide these low-income parents with school choice for their families through partial scholarships to K-12 private schools.

ACE serves children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and the average income for our ACE families is $36,466 a year.

Since expanding our program to Montana in 2012, ACE Scholarships has awarded 6,711 scholarships to children from low-income families and established partnerships with 64 private schools across the state.

And the results are amazing, with a 100% high school graduation rate among ACE scholarship recipients in Montana in 2017 and 2018 – more than 20 points higher than their low-income peers.

To learn more about ACE Montana’s success, take a look at our third-party research report. Click here.

90% OF STUDENTS
from low-income families with ACE scholarships graduate high school
ONLY 76.6%
of Montana students from low-income families graduate
WE’RE HELPING 919 KIDS
But with your support, we can help 2,894 more.

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

Please help us fill the 2,894 open desks all over Montana and let’s give children from low-income families the opportunity for a great education and a lifetime of success.

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Board of Advisors

CRAIG BARRETT Retired CEO/Chairman, Intel

ROBERT BEERS Billings, MT

JOE BILLIONRetired Owner and Chairman, Billion Auto Group

JERRY CASHMAN Founder and Owner, Cashman Nursery

BRIAN CEBULL Montana

GREG GIANFORTE Founder and Former CEO, RightNow Technologies

JARED HAUSKINS Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

COLLEEN HOWELL Managing Director, Global Data Company

JAY JAMIESON Montana

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 Vice President, Development - MT, WY
p: 406.861.1844
e: jpenwell@acescholarships.org

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