Support ACE Scholars!

Full-tuition awards to help CUNY SPS undergraduates cross the finish line and graduate. Your gift matched dollar-for-dollar!

A fundraising campaign for CUNY School of Professional Studies

We must raise $30,000 in support of the ACE Scholarship to meet our matching requirement. The ACE Scholarship supports degree completion among high-achieving undergraduate students who are within 6-30 credits of graduation, maintain a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Awards underwrite 100% of tuition and follow students through degree completion, providing crucial resources and motivation to cross the finish line and graduate.

Since launching three years ago, we've awarded 44 ACE Scholarships. We need your help to significantly expand this successful program!


  • Of the first two cohorts of 31 ACE Scholars, 28 have graduated and the other three are on track. 
  • Three ACE Scholar graduates are now enrolled in graduate school. 


    • ACE Scholars have mentored nearly 150 newly admitted CUNY SPS students. 
    • Early results suggest ACE mentoring  has a strong, positive impact on new student retention.
    • More than 40% of ACE Scholars who have graduated have made a gift in support of the Fund, a level of participation found almost exclusively among Ivy League schools.


    Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar--doubling the impact of your support. Please give generously right now to help award more ACE Scholarships that award achievement, support new student retention, and unlock opportunity!

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    About the Organization

    CUNY School of Professional Studies

    The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) provides online and on campus degree and certificate programs that meet the needs of adults who are looking for a seamless way to finish or transition into a bachelor’s degree, earn a master’s degree or certificate in a specialized field, advance in the workplace, or change careers.

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked the CUNY School of Professional Studies 16th in the nation for the quality of its online bachelor’s degree programs, putting it in the top 5 percent of all ranked institutions for 2018, and making it the highest nationally ranked program in the state.