Training and Recruitment

ACE Mentor Program of CT Awards Scholarships

Amelia Colombo

Bloomfield, CT – The ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut recently announced its 2021 scholarship award recipients.

High school seniors representing the Class of 2021, the award recipients actively participated in the ACE Mentor Program for at least one full year, and will be attending a college or university studying architecture, construction management or a related field, or a trade school program.

Amelia Colombo, from Middletown High School in Middletown, is the recipient of a CMiC Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship, which was presented via Zoom video in the spring. Colombo is one of 37 students from across the country awarded a CMiC-Allen Berg Memorial Scholarship, worth between $2,500 and $20,000, and selected on the basis of merit and financial need.

Sean Youngquist

Colombo is also the recipient of the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut’s Murray Merl Scholarship, given to a student who exemplifies the values of ACE and honors the contributions of its first executive director, Murray Merl. Colombo will be attending the University of Connecticut, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Sean Youngquist, from Stratford High School, was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for four years at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. This award is offered solely to students in the ACE Mentor Program. Youngquist plans on studying architecture at Wentworth.

The ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut, obligating $14,000 in scholarships in the 2020-21 program year, also awarded the following students:

  • Sara Brown, Enfield High School
  • Marc Lopez, Stratford High School
  • Benjamin Flower, Northwest Catholic High School, West Hartford
  • Benjamin George, Fairchild Wheeler Information Technology and Software Engineering High School, Bridgeport
  • Juan Mongua, Trumbull High School
  • Jordan Meyer, Trumbull High School