Tallulah, a senior at Hayfield High School in Alexandria Va, is one of 25 students nationwide to receive an award in a new $400,000 scholarship program organized by the ACE Mentor Program of America.
The CMiC-Allen Berg Memorial Scholarships are worth between $10,000 and $40,000. They are named in honor of the late founder of the construction management software company CMiC and are intended to assist talented and deserving students planning to study architecture, engineering or construction in college.
The scholarship competition was highly competitive. From among 10,000 students nationwide, each of ACE's 70 affiliates could nominate one student. Nominees went through a two-stage review process assessing their merit and financial need.
Tallulah has been an active participant of the ACE DC Mentor program for two years. She moved to Virginia just before her Junior year and joined ACE as a way to honor the dream she shared with her late mother; to become a civil engineer. In her own words, she describes the impact ACE DC has had on her: "Being a member of ACE since Junior year has helped me cope with the pain of losing my mom...I am immensely grateful to the welcoming atmosphere the students and mentors have shown me. ACE has shaped me into a leader, especially last year, while we were preparing for the competition...Besides learning about civil engineering the ACE Club has brought out a side of me that I didn't know existed! Thank you."
Tallulah will be attending Northern Virginia Community College where she plans to remain for 2 years to help save on overall college expenses. She will then transfer to a 4 year college and pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. We are so thrilled that Tallulah will be able to pursue her collegiate career and fulfill her dream of becoming a Civil Engineer.