Building a Better Future for Fairfax County


Who are we?
The ACE Training and Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created in 2002 to provide tuition assistance to low income adult students taking classes and programs offered through the Adult Community Education (ACE) program in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Classes include English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), occupational training, and certificate programs. Scholarship funds are applied to tuition, books, and/or course materials.

Candidates for these services are low-income individuals and entry-level employees who wish to take career classes to enhance their marketability. Federal guidelines that take into account total household income and family size determine income parameters.

The mission of the ACE Training and Scholarship Foundation is to:

  • Establish priorities for fundraising and distributing funds for training and scholarships.
  • Assist unemployed and underemployed adults who wish to improve their skills which will lead to better employment opportunities.

What has the ACE Training Scholarship Foundation accomplished?
Since its inception in 2002, the ACE Training and Scholarship Foundation has provided over $500,000 to adult students for tuition assistance.

The Foundation continues to help develop a talented pool of qualified workers, contributing to the economic development of the region while building a strong educational, trade-oriented, and technologically-savvy workforce, and supporting the well being of families in our community.