What is the deadline for scholarships?

The scholarship deadline this year is March 31, 2019.  Please have your completed application and supporting materials submitted by this date.  Keep in mind that these scholarships are awarded once/year.  So missing a deadline can mean missing out until the next cycle.

If I receive the scholarship, will I get a check or does the money go to the school?

The recipient(s) of the scholarship may elect to receive up to $500 of the award paid to themselves directly.  The balance of the award will be paid directly to the school.  Exceptions may be made based upon individual circumstances.  Please contact us to discuss your specific situation in greater detail.

A completed W-9 will be required from any recipient who elects to have a portion of the funds given to them directly.  The Athena A.C.E. Association will make payment of the awards once enrollment is confirmed.

Do I have to be currently enrolled in a university before I begin applying for scholarships?

No, you do not have to be officially enrolled in order to officially begin your quest for scholarships.  However, if you are a chosen recipient, you must be enrolled by September 30th 2019.  The Association will ask for enrollment verification.

Are graduate students eligible?

Our scholarships are available to any woman seeking more education.  This includes taking classes through a college/university at any level of study or a certificate/diploma program.