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Stephanie Freeman Hired as ESA Executive State Program Director for Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (DECEMBER 21, 2023) — Stephanie Freeman has been hired as ESA Executive State Program Director by ACE Scholarships to lead administrative and community outreach functions for the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program. ACE Scholarships has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education to administer the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program, which will provide K-12 students up to $8,000 in education saving accounts (ESA) to cover education-related expenses.

Freeman will focus on leading program compliance, fostering relationships with government officials and community leaders, and educating families and service providers on program details.

 Freeman brings more than 30 years of experience in education, most recently serving as the director of Public Speaking in Student Development at Brigham Young University (BYU). She received her bachelor’s degree in speech communication and rhetoric and her master’s degree in communication and media studies from BYU.

“As a lifelong Utahn and proponent of ensuring all children have a strong education to prepare them for successful and fulfilling lives, I’m thrilled to have a part in expanding educational opportunities to Utah children,” Freeman said. “Students, regardless of background and financial means, should have access to the best education options for their individual needs.”

“Stephanie’s three decades of experience in education and passion for helping students is a huge asset to the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program,” ACE Vice President of ESA Service Delivery Jackie Guglielmo said. “Her expertise and leadership will ensure efficient and transparent stewardship of a program that will empower students across the state.”

For more information about the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program, visit  https://ufascholarship.com/.

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ABOUT ACE SCHOLARSHIPS

ACE Scholarships is a nonprofit committed to helping parents access the best possible education for their K-12 school children through scholarships that expand educational choice. On November 16, 2023, ACE Scholarships was selected by the Utah State Board of Education to administer the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program.

For more information, visit https://esa.acescholarships.org/utah/

 

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Elizabeth Nealon
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ACE Scholarships to Administer Utah Fits All Scholarship Program

ACE brings more than two decades of serving students, families, and communities 

SALT LAKE CITY (NOVEMBER 16, 2023) — ACE Scholarships has been selected by the Utah State Board of Education to administer the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program, which will provide K-12 students up to $8,000 in education saving accounts (ESA) to cover education-related expenses.

Utah’s $42.5 million program will allow parents to choose the best learning environment for their children, with funds set aside to help students meet various costs associated with education, including tuition and fees, tutoring services, testing preparation, materials and curriculum costs, and more.  

Funding for the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program will be available beginning in the 2024-25 school year and is open to all students with priority placed on low-income families. For more information on the program and to sign up for updates, please visit https://ufascholarship.com.

“Every family should have the financial ability to choose the best education option for their children. The ACE Scholarships team is honored to take on the responsibility of administering Utah’s historic education scholarship program,” ACE Scholarships CEO Norton Rainey said. “The Utah Fits All Scholarship Program is a momentous step forward for Utah school children, and we’re thrilled to assist in the effort to help every student flourish.”

“ACE Scholarships, known for championing educational accessibility, has been chosen to manage the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program. Renowned for their commitment to breaking barriers to education, ACE Scholarships’ selection underscores their expertise in administering fair and impactful scholarship programs across numerous states. Their track record in empowering students, coupled with a dedication to educational equity, positions them as the perfect stewards for the Utah Fits All Scholarship, promising expanded opportunities for aspiring students across Utah,” state Sen. Kirk Cullimore said. “As a sponsor of the Utah Fits All bill, I could not be more excited to see the work ACE does within our great state of Utah for students, enabling them to find the best educational path that fits their needs.”

“I am incredibly excited to see the Utah Fits All Scholarship Program moving forward, and that such a fantastic program manager has been selected to administer the program,” said state Rep. Candice Pierucci. “This is another great step in the right direction in empowering Utah’s students and families to more options in education and a customized learning experience.” 

Since 2000, ACE has provided over 81,000 scholarships across 12 states, helping children reach their full potential through donor-funded scholarships.

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ABOUT ACE SCHOLARSHIPS

ACE Scholarships is a nonprofit committed to helping parents access the best possible education to their K-12 school children through scholarships that expand educational choice.

For more information, visit www.acescholarships.org.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Dacia Henshaw
dhenshaw@acescholarships.org

For more information, go to ufascholarship.com.