ACE Scholarship Program

Since 1996, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York has awarded scholarships to college bound seniors who participate in the ACE program and meet specific criteria.   The ultimate goal of the program is to support students who intend to pursue careers in the design and construction industry.

In 2013, ACE awarded $200,000 in scholarships sponsored by mentoring firms and other ACE supporters to 84 seniors.  Since the program’s inception, ACE NY has awarded almost two million in scholarships to 915 program graduates.  ACE students are also considered for scholarships from other sources, including a special scholarship available to ACE Mentor students who have applied to Manhattan College.

To become a scholarship donor, e-mail Executive Director: sue@acementorny.org.

To be eligible for an ACE scholarship, the ACE senior must apply for the scholarship when the application is posted typically in January and meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be a member of the ACE Mentor Program for a minimum of one year (for the duration of the program season),
  • Become enrolled as a full-time college student,
  • Declare a major as defined by “Acceptable Majors for Scholarship Awards.”
  • Submit a complete scholarship application by the assigned date,
  • Be recommended by a mentor from the ACE program.

Acceptable Majors for Scholarship Awards

The intent of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to students who are in a course of study that leads to a career in the design and construction industry. The following majors are acceptable for purposes of being awarded a scholarship and for receiving an annual disbursement:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Construction Management

Other majors may be acceptable at the discretion of the Education Committee.  If a student is considering a major not listed above, and would still like to be considered for a scholarship, the student must include a persuasive explanation of how the major will lead to a career in the design and construction industry.

The availability of the scholarship application will be announced by the Team Leaders and Affiliate Director at the beginning of the New Year. Awards will be announced during the Final Presentations and at the Scholarship Luncheon in May.