Scholarships for the ACE class of 2024

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High school seniors from the ACE Class of 2024 are now invited to begin your applications for a college, university, or trade school scholarship from the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston.


The history

The ACE Mentor Program has given out more than one million dollars in scholarships to our students over the years. Our affiliate intends to distribute more than $200,000 in scholarships this year.

But much depends on you, the student, completing your application and submitting letters of support and your transcripts by February 9, 2024 at 11:59 PM. Don’t wait to get started, particularly in requesting your letters of support.  Learn the details of how to apply here:


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ACE Student Showcase 2023


Hurricane and flooding

The design challenge asked students to create plans for a humanitarian response camp after a hurricane in Boston. The camps needed to be buildable within one week of the disaster, and to provide sleeping, eating, medical, gathering, and other requirements. The camp designs used an existing park or public space as the setting.

Innovative solutions

Over 15 weeks, the students refined their understanding of architecture, engineering, and construction management. They created designs that were sensitive to the trauma experienced during the disaster, and with their mentors, they created visions for the needs of the survivors. The students then presented their designs at the Student Showcase on March 8, 2023 at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Scroll down to see photos from the event.

Also, you can see the final presentations created by each team here:









ACE is proud to have awarded $210,000 in scholarships to the Class of 2023. We wish them the best on their college, university, and trade school studies.

“The ACE Mentor program helped me build my confidence and improve my communication and collaboration skills. As we worked together on group projects, my mentors encouraged me to be an active
participant, such as presenting my team’s questions to other teams and offering suggestions
for improvement.”

Scholarship recipient, 2023

  • Presenting Sponsor Boylston Properties


Join us

June 22, 2023 6-9 PM

Artists for Humanity Epicenter

ACE’s annual Networking Event will be at the Artists for Humanity Epicenter at 100 West Second St, Boston, MA 02127.

Directions: The closest T stop is Broadway (red line), and there is parking available at the Channel Center Garage (accessed on W. 1st St.). The address of the garage is 116 W First St, Boston, MA 02127.

Pledge to sponsor here.


RSVP here


“The Student Showcase is the culmination of fifteen weeks of learning and design work. We look forward to seeing you there!” Jen Fries, Executive Director

Who is invited

  • ACE students
  • ACE alumni
  • ACE Mentors
  • ACE board members and supporters
  • Parents, teachers, and community members
  • Partner organizations

Student at the 2019 showcase explains the LA/site design.

ACE Student Showcase

Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 PM | Watson hall, watson auditorium, wentworth Institute of Technology

On Wednesday, March 8th, join us as the ACE students present their designs, developed over the 15 weeks of the program. To set the scene: Boston has just experienced a disastrous hurricane event that has wiped out a significant portion of the city. The mayor is calling for help in creating an Emergency Response Site to assist in providing temporary shelter and community, while the city rebuilds. ACE students must design an emergency response site to provide the local community with shelter, places
to gather, play, prepare food, and for personal care/hygiene. The buildings should be sustainable, new construction, keeping in mind the ability for quick setup/breakdown, while the site should be considered in such a way that it could continue to be serviceable post-disaster.

Dinner will be provided.

Campus Map to Watson Hall, Watson Auditorium:!ce/5590?m/57092?s/

Parking in the East Lot. 

Thank you to our hosts, Wentworth Institute of Technology, for their generous support.

RSVP FOR THE SHOWCASE The Design Challenge


Governor Charlie Baker and ACE alumna Yordy Tesfaye


Raised at the event


Students of color


Scholarships awarded since 2007



3 ACE Mentor Program 2022 scholarship recipients with their giant checks
Two scholarship awardees from the Class of 2022 receive their checks
Left to right, ACE Mentor Anthony Jimenez, Electrical Engineer at SMMA; Kaliab Tale, Class of 2022; ACE Mentor Janine Byrne, Interior Designer at PCA, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui; Lilia Burtonpatel, Class of 2022 and her family; ACE Mentor Casey Williams, Engineer and Project Manager at SGH.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022

This weekend, the ACE Mentors were out and about awarding scholarships to seniors in our Class of 2022 who are pursuing college, university, or trade school studies in ACE fields. We are so proud of our seniors, and we believe in your potential!

“Congratulations to our 2021 Seniors. We are proud of you, and we look forward to seeing what you do next!

Mike Harris

Scholarship Chair | Mentor

We awarded $168,000 in scholarships this year to 27 seniors for their college and university studies.



Our students plan to pursue degrees in architecture, construction management, engineering, and related fields.

ACE students report that they are better prepared to take on challenging majors thanks to the program.

“The most valuable lesson I have learned from ACE is to communicate. When a project is huge–full of different industry groups–communication allows for understanding and clarity of a project in terms of what is being done and what needs to be done.”

Nick Pham

Scholarship Recipient | ARUP

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Read about the Class of 2020 scholarships.