Adam Rude


1625 W. Thompson Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217


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Architecture Student Hopes to Make Her Passion a Career

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ACETinyTriangle.gif2018 Scholarship Recipients
Twenty one students were awarded $52,500 in scholarships.
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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 2018, we awarded $52,500.00 in scholarships for Indianapolis youth. In twelve years, the ACE Mentor Program has awarded over $550,000 in scholarships to deserving Indianapolis-area students.

Donate to ACE Indianapolis

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 1625 W. Thompson Road
Indianapolis, IN 46217
(attn.Adam Rude)
 or make an online donation through PayPal®. Contact Adam Rude with questions or concerns.


Scholarship Awards Dinner
May 15, 2019
Indianapolis East Marriott Hotel
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2017-2018 Program Data
21 Scholarship recipients receiving $52,500.00 in scholarships
68 Mentors from 42 local design/construction firms
2,100 hours of mentoring

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

  • 2018-2019: Polis Station
  • 2017-2018: Indianapolis Zoo Exhibit
  • 2016-2017: 360 Market Square Building

  • 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

Participate in ACE!

If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.