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ACE DC Application Overview

2024 Applications Due March 22nd at 11pm!

The ACE DC Scholarship is open to any high school SENIOR actively participating in an ACE DC program. Active is defined by being registered in the database, a signed parent consent on file, and verification from your mentors that you've been regularly ACE sessions.

Only students who are active in the database may access the application (you must have completed your registration and submitted a signed parent consent form) You also must be actively participating on an ACE team, as verified by the mentor letter of recommendation and regular attendance. PLEASE NOTE: being marked "active" in the database and having access to application does not guarantee you are eligible to apply - your mentors must verify your active participation on an ACE team with their letter of recommendation. 

Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants who will be pursuing a collegiate major or vocational program in an Architectural, Engineering or Construction related field. If you apply and state a non ACE intended major on your application, you will  be asked to complete an additional essay explaining how you will use the major in an ACE field. If you aren't sure about your intended major, please email washingtondc@acementor.org.

ACCEPTABLE* post-secondary majors in the Design & Construction Industry include:

    • Architecture 

    • Interior Design 

    • Landscape Architecture/ Landscape Design 

    • Sustainability and Environmental Management 

    • Urban Design/Regional Planning/ Land Development 

    • Construction Management/Building Construction 

    • Building Information Modeling Degree 

    • Skilled Crafts Training 

    • NCCER-approved program or registered apprenticeship program 

    • Historic Preservation/Architectural Conservation 

    • Any engineering major related to the building industry, such as civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, surveying engineering, engineering management, fire protection and safety engineering, transportation engineering, and sustainability engineering. 

    • Other majors if the applicant can demonstrate pursuit of an ACE field/career through essay and supporting information 


*Affiliate will make final decision for approved post-secondary school careers.

The award is issued in 2 installment (once each academic year for 2 years) and winners will be required to verify their chosen course of study is A/C/E related when requesting disbursement of funds. Please note, if you are awarded a scholarship and the intended major you stated on your application changes during your disbursement period, ACE DC  reserves the right to deny the disbursement for non ACE related majors.

Applications will only be considered when complete! If you are missing any information or required attachment, the committee will not consider your application. YOU MUST HAVE AN ACE MENTOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (your ACE teacher does not qualify).  Prior to submitting, review the Application Student Guide, which outlines all the requirements.  Please make sure you've checked every part of the application before submitting (i.e. SAT/ACT Scores, Mentor & Teacher Recommendation Requirement, Essay word limit, Official Transcripts, etc.)

Award amounts are determined by the scholarship committee, and will be announced prior to the Scholarship Breakfast. 

Winners are required to attend the ACE DC Scholarship Breakfast on May 16th - parents/guardians are invited to join you!! 

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