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The maximum number of applications have been received. The application program will be available again in March. Please return then to view the updated Eligibility and Awards for the 2023-2024 academic year! If you are an applicant who would like to discover more scholarship opportunities you might qualify for, please continue to the Scholarship America Hub and sign up!

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The School of ACE Scholarship Program
Live application will be available from March 10, 2022 through April 21, 2022 3:00 pm CT or until 200 applications are submitted

Populus Financial Group, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to The School of ACE Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors, high school graduates or current college undergraduates
  • Plan to enroll in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Applicants must be a resident in one of these states:
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Idaho
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Minnesota
    • Missouri
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia

Populus Financial Group employees and their immediate family members (spouses, dependents, and grandchildren) are ineligible.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to 10 awards will be granted.

Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in June.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Populus Financial Group, Inc. Payment is made in early August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, unusual personal or family circumstances, and a 1,000-character financial literacy essay question*.

Financial need is not considered.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America. Populus Financial Group, Inc. will select recipients. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

*Essay topic: Things have sure changed when it comes to finances just in the last few years. PayPal, online checking, cryptocurrency- we can even text someone money. Where do you think future of money is going and what will currency be like ten years from now?

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

Populus Financial Group, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!