Word is getting out about AACE International’s commitment to the future of the cost management profession. The application deadline for the annual scholarship competition just passed, and the highest number of students in AACE history is participating this year. Altogether, 363 applications were submitted by the deadline. Of these, 234 were complete submittals with transcripts and endorsements, and were sent to the sections for the first round of judging. Forty-six sections had students in their areas apply for the scholarship. Once these sections report back to Headquarters with their top four candidates, these candidates’ applications will be forwarded to the Education Board for final judging.
When the Education Board meets in Washington DC in April, they will review the scores of all semifinalists, determine how much funding is available, and make the awards to those students in US and Canadian schools who qualify for a competitive scholarship.
In addition to the scholarship competition, those sections that requested Matching Funds during the 2012 budget process will be able to award additional scholarships.
The list of competition winners will be released by May 1st, and the full list, including matching funds recipients, will be available by August 1st.
Next year, the Education Board is planning to move into the international arena with scholarship funds, by extending the Matching Funds program to our international sections. More details on this program will be released at a later date.