Boston – ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston has awarded a record-high $168,000 in scholarships to 27 seniors enrolled in ACE’s 2020-2021 program.
The free after-school program is run by design and construction professionals with the goal of encouraging high school students to pursue careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industries. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year the entire program was held completely virtual.
With more support from donors, sponsors, and partners than ever before, the fundraised money helps provide financial assistance to a select number of graduating seniors as they continue to pursue their education at the collegiate level. The scholarships vary in amount from $1,000 – $13,000 each.
This year, all of the program’s sponsors contributed to a scholarship for a student. The sponsored scholarship donors include Consigli Construction, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Superior Plumbing, ARUP, PIDC Construction, and D.A. Bosworth Company.
As a result of the knowledge and experience received during their tenure in the ACE Mentor of Greater Boston program, many graduating seniors have plans to continue their education by attending college and majoring in architecture, mechanical engineering, business management, civil engineering and mathematics, to name a few.