The ACE Mentor Program is an after-school program designed to motivate high school students toward architecture, construction management, and construction related engineering careers. Since 1995, ACE has been opening students’ minds to the possibilities available to them in these careers by engaging them in year-long design projects with professional architects, construction managers, and engineers. By working with the mentors at their offices and in the classroom, students are able to see and experience first-hand the world of the building design and construction professional.

At the ACE Mentor Program, we continually strive to increase opportunities for students to pursue education and careers in the fields of architecture, construction management, and construction related engineering. The ACE Mentor Program wants to see all students succeed in achieving their goals. We are excited to offer individual scholarships this year to eligible Juniors & Seniors planning to pursue college majors related to architecture, construction management, or construction related engineering.

Scholarship recipients must be full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing enrolled in ACE-related majors including:


  1. Architectural Engineering
  2. Architecture
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Construction Management
  5. Construction Trades (vocational)
  6. Drafting
  7. Electrical Engineering
  8. Environmental Engineering
  9. Geotechnical Engineering
  10. Interior Design
  11. Land Surveying
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Mechanical Engineering
  14. Structural Engineering
  15. Urban Planning

The scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the student when all requirements have been met.  All funds must be used within the five (5) year time period following the date of the recipient’s graduation from high school.  Upon the expiration of the time period, any unused scholarship funds will no longer be available to the scholarship recipient.

Note: The NewSchool of Architecture will award 2 scholarships:  $5K per year for 5 years in Architecture, and $5K per year for 4 years in Construction Management. To be eligible to receive a NewSchool scholarship, students must complete a NewSchool college application.


Eligibility: Candidates for the Ace Mentor Program’s Scholarship Program must participate for at least one entire year (Spring/Fall) in the ACE Mentor Program and, must have registered at ACEMentor.org to be eligible AND Plan to enroll full-time in an undergraduate major related to architecture, construction management, or construction-related engineering or related fields as approved by the Scholarship Committee.

   1. All applications must be done online at acementorsd.org (tab at top of page)

   2. Eligible candidates must submit all of the following materials:

        -  Online application and two 500-word essays from the four topics.

        -  Two recommendations: One from your Team Leader and another from a Teacher or Counselor.

        -  An official academic transcript

Due date:  The student is responsible for submitting the complete application package to their Team Leaders by 5:00 pm, Friday, March 20, 2020 - no exceptions.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Scholarship awards program scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020. at SDSU Montezuma Hall.

Team Leaders: Scan and email any Teacher/ Counselor / Employer recommendation letters, Transcripts and your Team Leader Evaluation to the ACE Scholarship Committee at: [email protected] (email is preferred).  Or mail to: Andy Lawrence / Attn: ACE Scholarship Committee, Dynalectric San Diego, 9505 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA 92123