Each year, ACE offers scholarships to seniors who are committed to pursuing construction-related careers in college. Thanks to support from many leading firms in Portland's construction industry, the ACE Mentor Program of Oregon was able to award a total of $80,000 in scholarships to 16 students last year.
(For application instructions, see “How to Apply” below.)
Congratulations to our 2018 ACE scholarship winners:
$8,000: Audrey Collins (Grant High), Hadley Carlberg (Tualatin High).
$5,000: Ashley Ulberg (Tualatin High), Reid Wiley (Wilson High), Hunter Enz (Colton High), Alev Ersan (Milwaukie High), Colin Klein (Grant High), Sammy Longo (Central Catholic High), Sara Mohamed (Benson Polytechnic High), Brandt Yamamoto (Roosevelt High).
$4,000: Dario Rolon-Manzo and Samantha Wiegand (Benson Polytechnic High), David Mallery (Lincoln High), Kayla Coyne (Clackamas High), Diny Martinez-Villatoro (Parkrose High), Alexander Qui (West Linn High).
Thanks to generous donors at the ACE Luncheon, along with support from the Anderson Construction Foundation and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, we will also be sending four students to the ACE Summer Camp at the University of Colorado Denver!
Congratulations to the students selected for the ACE Summer Camp:
Olivia Vester (Benson Polytechnic High), Riley Skyles (Central Catholic High), Kenneth Yohe (Sherwood High), and Carina Carmona (De La Salle High).
Detailed ACE Scholarship and ACE Summer Camp instructions will be sent to all ACE Oregon students via email in mid-March.
In order to be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:
1) Complete the Online Application on the ACE website.
2) Ask your Mentor Captain to submit your Mentor Evaluation Form.
Mentor Captains should send completed forms directly to ACE staff. Students do NOT need a Mentor Letter of Recommendation (even if the online application asks for it).
3) Obtain a completed Letter of Recommendation from a school teacher or counselor.
ASK EARLY to give your teachers time to complete their letter of recommendation.
4) ACE Scholarship only: Obtain an Academic Transcript from your high school.
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Transcript not required for ACE Summer Camp applications.
5) Submit all documents before the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please feel free to contact ACE staff if you have any questions.
Other companies and foundations often offer other scholarship opportunities for ACE students and alumni. Some of our partners have included the Home Builders Foundation, U.S. Green Building Council, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and more.
Applications and deadlines vary depending on the scholarship. ACE Portland staff will send out information to ACE students via email once applications become available.
ACE National also has a list of scholarships on their Students tab, including a list of 20 national organizations and firms offering scholarships for high school students and ACE alumni in college.
Congratulations to our alumni who won additional scholarships through ACE: