Bob Eckl
Pepper Construction of Indiana
1850 W. 15th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317/681-1000 x 5238
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Twenty-one students were awarded $52,500 in scholarships. View the list of winners.

Thanks to our 67 mentors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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The ACE Mentor Program is a unique partnership among local high schools and design and construction professionals. The ACE Mentor Program creates opportunities for architects, engineers, and construction managers to interact with interested high school students and encourage them to pursue careers in the construction industry through mentoring and scholarship awards.

In the ACE sessions, students meet with construction industry professionals who fulfill the role of mentors, guiding the students through the various facets of the design and construction process. The objective of the sessions is for the students to learn basic concepts about the planning and design of the built environment, to open their eyes to the world around them, and to prompt them to ask questions about things they see in buildings, on bridges and streets or elsewhere in their environment.

Beginning with just two schools, 40 students, and 32 mentors, the program has flourished into a highly-sought out program within Central Indiana. In 2016, we awarded $56,000.00 in scholarships for Indianapolis youth. In eleven years, the ACE Mentor Program has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to deserving Indianapolis-area students.

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ACE Mentor Program of Indiana, Inc. is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). Donations help pay for scholarships, field trips, and overall program administration. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ACE Indianapolis program make checks payable to “ACE Mentor Program of Indiana” and mail it to 1850 W. 15th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 (attn. Bob Eckl) or make an online donation through PayPal®. Contact Bob Eckl at beckl(at) with questions or concerns.


Scholarship Awards Dinner
May 9, 2017
Indianapolis East Marriott Hotel
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2015-2016 Program Data
232 Scholarship recipients receiving $56,000.00 in scholarships
67 Mentors from 36local design/construction firms
2,100 hours of mentoring

ACE Team Projects
The student projects over the past years include:

  • 2015-2016: Indianapolis Airport Bridge/Welcome Center
  • 2014-2015: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Fire Station
  • 2013-2014: School of the Future
  • 2012-2013: YMCA Community Youth Center
  • 2011-2012: Medical Office Building
  • 2010-2011: Georgia St. Redevelopment for the Indianapolis 2012 Super Bowl
  • 2009-2010: Commuter Train Station
  • 2008-2009: Ronald McDonald House Addition
  • 2007-2008: Sports Arena

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