ACE Scholarships (ACE) was founded in 2000 in Denver, Colorado and supports children in Colorado and Montana with privately funded scholarships. Through charitable contributions from private citizens, corporations and foundations, ACE raises funds to provide partial tuition scholarships to low to moderate-income children in grades K-12 so they may attend the private school of their choice. In 2012, ACE received a multi-year gift from the Gianforte Family Foundation to launch a K-12 scholarship program in Montana. ACE has partnered with more than 35 private schools across Montana and have been funding scholarships since the Fall 2012. For 2015/2016, ACE awarded $136,500 in scholarships to Butte Central Catholic Schools students.
For additional information about ACE, please click on the following link: http://www.acescholarships.org/Home?Lang=x-en-US-MT
The process to complete an application for the 2016/2017 school year is currently available. Scholarships are awarded by ACE in its sole and absolute discretion. If a student is awarded a scholarship, ACE will pay up to 50% of the tuition costs to attend Butte Central Catholic Schools (limited to $2,000, annually, for grades K-8, or $3,000, annually, for grades 9-12. Scholarships are generally awarded for four consecutive school years; however, the term of any scholarship will be determined by ACE in its sole and absolute discretion.
In order to be considered for an ACE Scholarship, families would qualify by meeting the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program guidelines as indicated in the following table: (The table below indicates the reduced lunch standards for the 2015/2016 school year. We are awaiting updated numbers in the near future.)
Annual Income Level
| 1 || $21,775 |
| 2 || $29,471 |
|3 ||$37,167 |
|4 ||$44,863 |
|5 ||$52,559 |
|6 ||$60,255 |
|7 ||$67,951 |
|8 ||$75,647 |
Note: for each additional family member above 8, add $7,696.
Although household size and income level are the primary criteria for ACE Scholarship eligibility, there are additional parent responsibilities, as well as, student expectations that will need to be accepted and followed in order to receive the scholarship. Failure to accept the additional criteria will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. For a list of the specific parent responsibilities and student expectations, please refer to Page 5 of the ACE Scholarship Application. Below is the link to open the ACE Scholarship Application.
Please note families who were awarded a scholarship, in 2015/2016, are still required to complete the renewal application in order to determine continued eligibility of the scholarship. If you have not received your renewal application, please contact Mr. Dave Stonehocker (406.782.6761) immediately.
PLEASE NOTE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY: APRIL 15, 2016. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
BUTTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
ATTN: MR. DAVE STONEHOCKER
9 SOUTH IDAHO STREET
BUTTE, MT 59701
Any application(s) received after April 15, 2016 will not be eligible for ACE Scholarship consideration. For further information please contact Mr. David Stonehocker at 406.782.6761. You can also email Mr. Stonehocker at: firstname.lastname@example.org.