Education Partnership

Since 1906, Abilene Christian University has been living out our mission to “educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.” To that end, we want to support select K-12 private schools in their efforts to provide an exceptional Christian education through our new initiative, ACU Education Partnership.

ACU Education Partnership facilitates a formal relationship between our institutions at no cost to you. We offer unique educational services from some of our best faculty and staff, providing your students, teachers and support staff with access to unique experiences, scholarships and materials.

Since 1906, Abilene Christian University has been living out our mission to “educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.” To that end, we want to support select K-12 private schools in their efforts to provide an exceptional Christian education through our new initiative, ACU Education Partnership.

ACU Education Partnership facilitates a formal relationship between our institutions at no cost to you. We offer unique educational services from some of our best faculty and staff, providing your students, teachers and support staff with access to unique experiences, scholarships and materials.

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About ACU

Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a 2022 U.S. News & World Report assessment of institutions highly regarded for their commitment to student success. Nationally, ACU achieved Top 10 status in three and Top 50 in another of eight high-impact categories among 1,500 universities evaluated for the annual “U.S. News Best Colleges” edition. No other Texas university was named in the top 10 of any category

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How does your school benefit?

We provide each school with a designated representative to help facilitate utilization of benefits. All benefits have some limitations, such as time or resource availability. 

  • Yearly Visit Experiences – paid for by ACU
    • Round trip charter bus service for high school sophomores and juniors to visit ACU’s campus in person and attend a campus tour with 1-2 meals provided for all in attendance
    • Fly-in visit experience for 1-2 administrators
  • ACU Athletics  
    • Complimentary tickets to on-campus ACU sporting events for faculty and staff, subject to availability 
    • Ticket requests should be made two weeks in advance of home games
    • Up to four tickets issued per faculty and staff member
  • ACU Student Productions  
    • Complimentary tickets to ACU Theatre and Student Life productions, subject to availability
    • Up to four tickets issued per faculty and staff member
    • Two weeks advance request encouraged
    • Sing Song’s final Saturday show excluded
  • High School Junior Class Shirts
  • Summer Scholars priority consideration for students
  • Guest lectures and workshops provided at no cost
  • ACU Scholarships
    • All graduates eligible for $4,000 ($1,000/year for four years)
      • Combinable with below scholarship
    • Faculty and staff dependent eligible for $20,000 ($5,000/year for four years)

How does this serve ACU?

Don’t keep our partnership a secret! By partnering with ACU, your school agrees to:

  • Display an ACU pennant or flag in a prominent location on your campus.
  • Highlight ACU in the school newsletter, specifically student scholarship opportunities and Summer Scholars. 
  • Place an ACU logo and button on the school website where applicable.
  • Allow ACU to host lunch on campus for high school students.
  • Promote ACU’s scholarship to faculty, staff and students.
    • One email per year or newsletter placement
  • Provide ACU with a contact list for parents and students, if possible.

Partner with ACU/Next Steps

We foster official relationships between ACU and our partner schools. If the benefits and expectations of being part of ACU’s Educational Partnership are desired, we hope the head or President of the school will sign an MOU.