The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania announced $113,000 in scholarships at the organization’s 17th Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Wednesday, May 23 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Over 380 members of the design and construction community attended the celebration.
Nine students received ACE scholarships totaling $75,000. An additional $9,500 per year, four-year scholarship to attend Penn State University was presented by PSU Coordinator of Minority Programs and ACE board member Curt Marshall. Scholarships will enable students to continue their education in architecture, construction, and engineering fields.
“As our primary fundraiser, the annual scholarship breakfast directly supports our students,” said ACE Mentor Program Eastern Pennsylvania Affiliate Director Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA. “Every year at the breakfast, we focus on the program’s impact, with all remarks presented by ACE students and alumni. The event showcases their poise, talent, and drive for success in the integrated architecture, construction, and engineering industry.”
ACE also presented three awards recognizing significant impact on the Philadelphia region’s built environment:
- 2018 ACE Person of the Year: Douglas Carney of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
- 2018 Collaboration of the Year: Market Street Revitalization
- 2018 Project of the Year: Mastery Charter Cramer Hill Elementary School
About the ACE Mentor Program
The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania is the local affiliate of a national non-profit organization. An acronym for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, ACE engages, excites, and enlightens high school students to consider or pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring, scholarships, and grants. Students are recruited from public and private high schools in greater Philadelphia, with special effort made to reach underrepresented populations of women and minorities. Under the mentorship of professionals from leading design and construction firms, teams of students work on a range of informative and stimulating after-school activities, including field trips to active construction sites, discussions with project managers, tours of professional offices, and more. In addition, each team works on a collaborative design project addressing “real-life” conditions. As the design and construction industry’s fastest-growing high school mentoring program, ACE reaches over 8,000 students annually. Nationally, over $12 million in scholarships have been awarded and countless young lives have been positively affected.