The ACE Mentor Program of Oregon this week awarded $72,000 in college scholarships to 16 Portland-area seniors interested in pursuing careers in architecture, construction management and engineering.
“We on the ACE board are very proud of our scholarship winners and all of the students who participated in this year’s ACE Mentor Program,” said ACE Board Chairwoman Michelle Schulz of GBD Architects. “I am continually amazed by the outstanding talent and extreme dedication of our young people.”
This year’s scholarship winners are:
$6,000 scholarships: Max Fajardo, La Salle High School; Samantha Marioni, West Linn High School; Peter Paskill, Lincoln High School; Nelea Chin, Cleveland High School.
$4,000 scholarships: Andy Hua, Roosevelt High School; Hector Uriel Gonzalez-Montiel and Gayle Mulligan, Benson High School; Madison Canelis and Beatrix Ngia, Lakeridge High School; Matthew Reynolds, Lincoln High School; Lesley Bahena-Patino, Wilson High School; Kaleah Buckbee, La Center High School; Madeline Chu, Sunset High School; Tiernan Fox, St. Mary’s Academy; John Halsey and Andrew Scardina, Central Catholic High School.
The ACE Mentor Program of Oregon is a proven after-school program that helps Portland metro-area high school students find their paths toward great careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering. ACE inspires local students to go to college, helps them make informed career decisions, and uses business donations to provide college scholarships. This year, 146 students participated in ACE and worked in teams with the support of nearly 100 mentors.
Since 2006, the ACE Mentor Program of Oregon has awarded $384,000 in business-funded scholarships to 94 Oregon students. These young people are graduating from college and emerging as promising talent in their fields.