Philadelphia, PA- 23 students from 23 states have won college scholarships worth between $5,000 and $40,000 in the second year of a national competition organized by the ACE Mentor Program, a free afterschool program created by the integrated construction industry to attract students into pursuing industry-related careers.
The CMiC-Allen Berg Memorial scholarships are named in honor of the late founder of the construction management software company, CMiC. With the support of Mr. Berg’s family, this program awards $400,000 in new scholarships annually. “Allen was a lifelong learner devoted to educational and community causes,” says Judith Berg, Chairwoman of the CMiC Board of Directors. “This scholarship in his memory will carry on his legacy as an advocate for equal opportunities to drive positive change in the world.”
“The scholarships are a real career-booster for some of the most talented and promising of our thousands of students,” said ACE’s president Diana Eidenshink. “Many of them come from families with limited means. Some scholarship winners are the first in their family to attend college. We expect them to be industry standouts during their careers.”
Selected on the basis of merit and financial need, scholarship winners this fall will enter accredited college programs in architecture, interior design and several engineering fields, including civil, mechanical, electrical, and architectural.
Scholarship recipients were notified via a Zoom announcement that included the ACE National office, the student’s affiliate leader and their mentor. A compilation video of the announcements can be viewed here.
“We congratulate the exceptional students who were awarded this year’s scholarships,” says Jeff Weiss, Chief Revenue Officer at CMiC. “We look forward to following their journeys and successes as they grow into professionals in the AEC industry.”