PennACE Grants

Each year, the Pennsylvania Association of College and Employers (PennACE) seeks to fund collaborative projects that support its mission and purpose by awarding grants up to $1,000.00 and $500.00 to member colleges, universities and employers.  PennACE will award up to $2,500.00 yearly.  Unawarded grant money will be returned to the general fund. 

The Grants Committee will accept proposals on a rolling basis from July 1 to March 1. Funding decisions are primarily influenced by the capacity of the PennACE annual budget and whether proposals align with the mission and purpose of PennACE. Grants Committee funding is intended to support PennACE member institutions and their collective impact on students’ career readiness.

Please contact the Grants Committee Chair, Brian Collingwood, with any questions.

Apply for a PennACE Grant

2019-2021 PennACE Grants Committee
Chair: Brian Collingwood, Gannon University  
Renee Starek, Seton Hill University; Steve Hassinger, Central Penn College; Lauren Fagan, University of Pittsburgh; Stay Ress, Gannon University 

2015-2016 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Carlow University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, St. Vincent College, California University of PA, Duquesne University - "College to Career:C2C Conference"
  • Central Penn College, Events by Eye Candy - "Women's Leadership Conference-Building Up Powerful Women Who Lead"
  • Saint Vincent College, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Geneva College, and LaRoche College - "Unlocking the Secrets to Graduate School Program"

2014-2015 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Cabrini College, Immaculata College, Chestnut Hill College, Holy Family University, Arcadia University, Neumann University, Gwynedd Mercy University and Rosemont College - "Alumni Summit:  Leadership" 
  • Slippery Rock University and Enterprise Holdings-“Year-Two, Brand You:  Sophomore Branding Retreat” 

2013-2014 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Muhlenberg College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Cedar Crest College, Lafayette College, DeSales University, Kutztown University, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Northampton Community College - "Advocate & Educate - Careers for the Common Good" 
  • Mansfield University, Lock Haven University, East Stroudsburg University, Bloomsburg University, Susquehanna University and Lycoming College - "Senior Transitions Conference" (a new twist on a previous program)
  • Thiel College, Slippery Rock University and Westminster College,-“Explore Your Options:  Service Fair 2014"

2012-2013 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Mansfield University, Lock Haven University, East Stroudsburg University, Bloomsburg University, Lycoming College, Susquehanna University - "Senior Transitions Conference"
  • Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh - "International Student Career Symposium"
  • Shippensburg University, Penn State Mont Alto - "Mission Career"

2011-2012 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Westminster College, St. Vincent College, IUP - "Math & Science Recruiting Day" (a new twist on a previous program)
  • California University of PA and Enterprise Holdings - "Fashion on Trial - A Diversity Event"

2010-2011 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • IUP and PLS Logistics Services - "Speed Interviewing & Networking Scaffold (SINS)"
  • Lehigh University, Moravian College, DeSales University - "Lehigh Valley Creative Careers: Where Art, Business & Communications Merge" (A new twist on a previous program.)
  • Westminster College, St. Vincent College - "Math and Science Recruiting Day"
  • Clarion University, College Central Network, Inc. - "Careers Conference 2011"

2009-2010 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Lehigh University, Moravian College and DeSales University - "Lehigh Valley Careers with a Social Impact: Public - Private - Non-Profit"
  • Westminster College and Grove City College - "2010 Unique Careers in Educations" (a new twist on a previous program)

2008-2009 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Juniata College and Penn State Altoona - "Career Peer Consultant Program"
  • Penn State Harrisburg - "Experience It"
  • Shippensburg University - "Pathways to Success"
  • Westminster College, Grove City College and Thiel College - "Unique Careers in Education"

2007-2008 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Cabrini College & Chestnut Hill College -"SEPCHE Government Fair"

2006-2007 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Messiah College - "Hit the Road: Explore the possibilities"
  • Slippery Rock University - "Career in Government Day"

2005-2006 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg - "WANT Job and Career Expo"
  • Penn State Fayette - "Fayette Careerlink Jobs Expo"
  • Thiel College - "College/Community Network Initiative"
  • Mt. Aloysius College - "Liberal Arts Networking Forum"

2004-2005 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Moravian College - "Sophomore Career Success Program"
  • Fayette Jobs Expo - "Breakfast Information Forums/HR Workshops"
  • W.A.N.T. Job Fair Consortium - "Career Connections"
  • St. Vincent College - "Graduate and Professional School Fair"

2003-2004 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Cabrini College - "From Backpack to Briefcase"
  • California University of Pennsylvania - "Fayette JOBS Expo"
  • St. Vincent College - "Building An Electronic Career Portfolio"
  • Slippery Rock University - "Federal Employment Speaker Series"

2002-2003 PennACE Grant Recipients

  • Indiana University of PA - "Careers in Government Day"
  • Chatham College - "Discover Pittsburgh"
  • St. Vincent College - "Get Up Close and Personal Speaker Series"
  • Juniata College - "Small School Internship Sharing Database"
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg - "WANT Internship Promotion Project"

*Note: To obtain a PennACE Grant, you must be a member of PennACE!