PACE Scholarship Academy (PACE) was founded in April 2016 by Certified Professional School Counselor, Melinda Mihlbauer. PACE is designed to assist middle and high school, college undergraduate, and graduate students through the scholarship preparation, seeking and achievement process. Through various workshops and other educational events, this program equips parents and students with the information and resources they need to obtain a post-secondary education without the fear of financial barriers. PACE has developed resources that support students across the United States, emphasizing the phrase, “full rides are possible.” Since inception, this program has successfully helped thousands of students obtain one or more scholarships, partial, and/or full rides (no out-of-pocket expenses) to colleges/universities across the US, including Yale University, Clemson University, UNC Charlotte - Chapel Hill, College of Charleston, University Of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, Claflin University and Francis Marion University. The apparel offered is for students and their loved ones to represent their accomplishments.