Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

  • Does not need to be repaid
  • Awards up to $750 for first year of undergraduate study
  • Awards up to $1,300 for second year of undergraduate study

Eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible for this grant, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen,
  • be Federal Pell Grant-eligible during the same award year,
  • be enrolled in a degree program on at least a half-time basis,
  • be a first- or second-year student, or be a student in a certificate program of at least one year in a degree program at a two-year or four-year degree-granting institution,
  • have not previously been enrolled in a program of undergraduate education (if you’re a first-year college student),
  • have completed a rigorous high school program of study (after January 1, 2006 if a first-year student, and after January 1, 2005 if a second-year student), and
  • have at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as of the end of your first academic year (if you’re a second-year college student).

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