A.C.E. Award Application

The A.C.E. Award recognizes high school seniors who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and academic performance.  The A.C.E. Award provides an opportunity to recognize students who have redirected their lives.  A.C.E. embodies Exchange Clubs’ promise to empower and inspire youth to achieve and embrace the basic values of our society.


  • Must be eligible for high school graduation or passed the G.E.D.
  • Must have overcome significant barriers to graduation
  • Must submit the forms provided and include required attachments


Evaluation will be:

25% Obstacles 25% Student Narratives (2)
25% Recommendations 25% Academic Improvement-Contributions

A committee will review the applications and select a student for recognition at the club level. The student and two adults will be invited to lunch in March or April 2015, to receive recognition and a $500 award.


The nominee recognized as the Dayton Exchange Club’s A.C.E. Award honoree will be further nominated for the Ohio-West Virginia District Exchange Clubs’ A.C.E. Award program.  If the candidate is selected at the District level he or she would be invited to attend an awards presentation to be held at a luncheon on Saturday, May 30th and would receive a $1,000 scholarship. The honoree and no more than two guests will be hosted by Exchange for this event. The nominee recognized as the Ohio-West Virginia District A.C.E. Award winner would be submitted for further consideration by the National Exchange Club A.C.E. Award recognition program.  The National A.C.E. Award winner will receive a grant of $10,000 (in two yearly installments given to the school of choice).

NOTE: In order to be a winner at the National Exchange Club level, the nominee must be able to accept the award in person at the National Exchange Club Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida, July12-15, 2017.  Travel and accommodations will be provided to the honoree and not more than two accompanying chaperones.


  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Section 1 and Section 2
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Two (2) student narratives:  (1) on life story/obstacles and (1) on future plans
  • *Please attach a 5″ x 7″ black and white photo of the nominee

Send to : Exchange Club of Dayton, Ohio
Carol Suddath, ACE Chair
523 Lincoln Green Dr.
West Carrollton, OH 45449


Contact information:
(937) 859-0702  (home)

Notification of those to be recognized will be made to the sponsoring institution/nominator and the student by March 30.  The winner and his/her selected guests will be asked to attend this year’s award luncheon at a club meeting in April.

Download the Dayton Exchange Club A.C.E. Award (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Nominating Form here: ace-application-2016-17

Also, visit the National Exchange Club site A.C.E. Award page!