ACRE is excited to announce some changes to the ACRE Residency Program starting in 2018. In effort to create a more equitable environment and expand on the communal spirit of the program, ACRE will no longer be offering work-study positions for a discount on the residency fee. Instead, we will now offer 15 half-scholarships and enlist the help of the entire residency community to cover the chores that the work-study residents would have been responsible for. This will mean for the first time, all residents will be asked to chip in with 1-2 nights of helping to wash dishes.
With these new half-scholarships in addition to the full scholarships we work to secure every year, we are thrilled to be able to offer 40% of our residents some type of financial relief from the cost of the residency. This is a major step toward our goal of one day making the program free for all to attend.
ACRE is also pleased to announce that in 2018, in response to overwhelming feedback from alumni, it will no longer offer 12-day residency sessions and will only offer 14-day sessions.
Residency applications will be due March 4th. Application fees will be waived until January 12th.