1625 W. Thompson Road Indianapolis, IN 46217
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2017 Scholarship Recipients
Twenty students were awarded $47,000 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.
View our Mentors.
Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
View our Board of Directors.
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 2017, we awarded $47,000.00 in scholarships for Indianapolis youth. In twelve years, the ACE Mentor Program has awarded over $550,000 in scholarships to deserving Indianapolis-area students.
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 at with questions or concerns.
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:
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.