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ACT College and Career Readiness Champions

Recognizing Exemplary College and Career Readiness Efforts

Individuals Doing More with Less

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference

Preparing individuals for college and career success is no small task – and it’s never been more important. This is why ACT is recognizing individuals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness.

The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are individuals across the country who support ACT’s mission of education and workplace success.

The Champion Application Process

ACT State Councils will be accepting applications until December 31, 2017. Champions will be recognized with certificates and student champions will receive a $500 nonrenewable scholarship.

 

Champion Information

Learn more about how the process works from application to selection of our state champions. 

State Champion Selection Criteria

Learn more about the criteria the ACT State Councils use to evaluate applications.

ACT State Organizations

ACT State Organizations represents over 10,000 education and workplace professionals from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

Be Your 2018 State Champion

Workforce Champion Application

The ACT College and Career Readiness Workforce Champion has created or led a program that positively impacts their company and community through improved hiring practices, apprenticeships/internships, or community leadership.

  • Full-time employee at a for-profit or not-for-profit company or organization in any role
  • Individual’s program or initiative has included community partnerships (education institutions, chambers of commerce, Work Ready Community, etc.)
  • Applicant includes examples of program’s return on investment and its ability to be replicated as a best practice

You may submit your own application for this award, or you may submit an application on someone else’s behalf.

Postsecondary Champion Application

The ACT College and Career Readiness Postsecondary Champion is an individual who assists underrepresented or underserved students in navigating their future educational and professional career.

  • Full-time professional making a difference for students in their role at a postsecondary/higher education institution
  • Individual who works directly with underrepresented student populations
  • Examples of potential applicants include individuals who work in recruitment, advising, education, retention, financial aid, placement, or other student services areas

You may submit your own application for this award, or you may submit an application on someone else’s behalf.

K-12 Champion Application

The ACT College and Career Readiness K-12 Champion is an individual who has created or led a program that positively impacts their organization and community through improved readiness for college and career opportunities.

  • Full-time employee at a secondary school or district in any role
  • Individual’s program or initiative promotes college and career readiness, particularly for underrepresented students
  • Examples of potential applicants include teachers, counselors, support staff, principals, curriculum directors, intervention specialists, district administrators

You may submit your own application for this award, or you may submit an application on someone else’s behalf.

Student Champion* Application

The ACT College and Career Readiness Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented or first-generation college students.

Students will fill out their own applications.
*Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT. 

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