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Ridge Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund

With the passing of Ridge Miller, ACE has lost a true friend and ardent champion. He dedicate more than 15 years of his life to ACE, playing vital leadership roles in affiliates as well as the national organization.

Ridge’s connection with ACE began in Nashville where he served as that ACE affiliate’s first treasurer. When his job took him to Indianapolis, he helped start a new affiliate there where he served on its board. In ACE’s national organization, Ridge served on the national board’s financial committee for many years and in 2017 became Treasurer of the board. His financial management skills helped secure ACE’s strong future.

To honor Ridge’s long-time volunteer service to ACE and his commitment to ACE’s mission of attracting high school students into the design and construction industry, ACE is creating the Ridge Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will be presented to a promising student from the Indianapolis affiliate.

If you would like to donate to the fund, please click the donate button below. Please indicate in the note section, Ridge Miller.
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ACE is a FREE afterschool program led by volunteer professionals working in the design and construction industry.

It annually excites 9,000 students from 1,000 high schools about careers in architecture, engineering, construction and the skilled trades.

70 affiliates (chapters) operate in 36 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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ACE students are mostly minority.
40% young women

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$18 million awarded during ACE’s 25-year history.
$1.8 million last year

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Almost 70% of ACE students study industry-related fields in college or enter a skilled trades training program.

ACE minority and female students enter college engineering and architecture programs at significantly higher rates than their national peers.

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“ACE was a life-changing experience for me being around so many professionals in my desired field of construction management.” -- 2015 ACE alum

“ACE ignited my passion for architecture. Thanks to ACE, I developed an appreciation for how architects work. The help from my mentors is irreplaceable.” – 2017 Raleigh, NC student

ACE and its affiliates are 501(c)(3) charitable organizations.
Tax-deductible donations support the mission and activities of ACE.