Scholarship Opportunities for ACE Students

Did you know that in 2017 the sales for Pennsylvania lottery tickets were over $4 billion?  Obviously, people love the idea of winning money!  Although your odds for hitting the Powerball jackpot are pretty slim (roughly 1 in 259 million), the odds are significantly better for the students who apply for an ACE scholarship!  This year, three scholarships are available for ACE students — 2018 ACE Scholarship, Jefferson ACE Mentor Scholarship, and Temple ACE Scholarship.

2018 ACE Scholarship

Part of the mission of the ACE Mentor Program is to support our students in their continued advancement into the industry.  One way of supporting them is to provide scholarships for their post-secondary2018-scholarship-flyer education or for their training in a skilled trades program.  ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA offers various scholarships at the end of each program year!

In order to apply for a scholarship, a student must have completed at least one full year of the ACE Mentor Program, be a current Senior in high school, have good attendance in program and their team leader’s recommendation, & plan to pursue an acceptable post-secondary major in the Design & Construction Industry. 

Students must apply online, submit recommendation forms from educators & team leaders, provide an official high school transcript, and complete an essay to be considered for an award.

Application deadline is March 31st.  Full scholarship guidelines are available here.

Jefferson ACE Mentor Scholarship 

The Jeffersoscreen-shot-2018-01-31-at-12-04-17-pmn ACE Mentor Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student enrolling in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment who participated in the ACE Mentor Program.  The scholarship is a $15,000 award renewable for 4-5 years (depending on the length of the undergraduate program).  Financial aid packages are re-evaluated for ACE Mentor Scholars.  Applicants must apply for admission by March 1st to a CABE undergraduate program: Architectural Studies (BS), Architecture (B.Arch), Construction Management (BS), Interior Design (BS), Landscape Architecture (BLA) and meet admission requirements for the intended major.

Students must also submit a 300 – 500 word essay on the ACE Mentor Program reflecting on the following questions: Why did you decide to participate in the ACE Mentor Program? What has been the impact of the ACE mentor Program on you? How will the ACE experience affect your future?  This reflection must be submitted as a pdf document and emailed to the following email address:  Scholarship award notification will be provided by April 1.

Temple ACE Scholarship

Temple University Tyler School of Art is offering one ACE Mentoring student who is entering their architecture program a $2,000 scholarship tyler_arch_and_environ_design_4c_redtowards the first year’s tuition.  Students need to submit a resume and answer the following three questions: How has the ACE program inspired you?  Why do you want to be a Temple Owl?  What are your career goals after college?  Completed forms should be mailed to Tyler School of Art.  The deadline for students to apply is March 1st, 2018.

In addition to these local opportunities, ACE National has compiled a list of 20 industry associations and companies that collectively provide several hundred scholarships each worth between $1K and $15K. Local chapters of industry associations in this list also offer financial support for students.

With all of these scholarship opportunities available to ACE students, they might just feel like they hit the lottery after all!

Melissa Raffel
Author: Melissa Raffel