Project ACEe

Project ACEe

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Program dates: 
January 19 - March 23, 2018

Application available:
November 6, 2017 - January 5, 2018

Download the Project ACEe flier.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is offered to current 11th and 12th grade students in Central Virginia.

Program Description

Project ACEe (Academic, Career and Educational experiences) is a program sponsored by the VCU School of Medicine designed to expose disadvantaged high school students to the medical profession by providing them with workshops and mentoring opportunities.  The program meets regularly after school on Fridays from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.  

Preference is given to students attending Richmond Public Schools; however, students from the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area schools are welcome to submit applications for consideration.

Project ACEe is a Pipeline program that aims to increase the number of health care practitioners from disadvantaged backgrounds who will practice in the state of Virginia.

Application Requirements

Students applying to Project ACEe must complete the online application and submit an official transcript and two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from a science teacher and the other must be from a guidance counselor. Transcripts and letters of recommendation must be mailed by the application deadline date. There is a GPA requirement of at least a 2.5. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Program Contact Information

Tiyacca Simms-Jones, at (804) 828-9630 or

Donna Jackson, at (804) 828-9630 or

Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences
Division for Health Sciences Diversity
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