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 Wyoming where only 65% of students from low-income families 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 $42,268 a year.

So far in Wyoming, we’ve awarded over 600 scholarships with a cumulative worth of more than $1.5M, helping to send kids from low-income families to the schools of their choice. And the results are amazing with 90+% of ACE scholars consistently graduating high school. Moreover, they’re graduating from college at a rate nearly double that of their peers from predominantly low-income high schools.*


*All ACE graduation stats based on national numbers.

from low-income families with ACE scholarships graduate high school
ONLY 65%
of Wyoming students from low-income families graduate
But with your support, we can help 653 more

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

Please help us fill the 653 open desks all over Wyoming 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

STUART ATNIP President, American Title Agency

FOSTER FRIESS President, Friess Family Foundation

SAM GALEOTOS Executive Chairman, Green House Data

ALEX MAHER Owner/Broker, Live Water Properties

BARBARA TRUE Eighty-Eight Oil

JENNIFER TRUE Verdad Foundation

PETER WOLD President, Wold Energy Partners & CEO, World Oil Properties, LLC 

EVA ZIMMERMAN Zimmerman Family Foundation

Wyoming Staff

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

SARAH WOLFF Program Director - MT, WY
p: 715.230.9348
e: swolff@acescholarships.org

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