Press Release: Baltimore City High School Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship
ACE Mentor of Baltimore
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BALTIMORE CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP
IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
BALTIMORE, MD – May 7, 2020 Donyae McKoy, a senior at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, is one of 48 students nationwide to receive an award in the second year of a $400,000 scholarship program organized by the ACE Mentor Program of America.
The CMiC—Allen Berg Memorial Scholarships are worth between $5,000 and $40,000. They are named in honor of the late founder of the construction management software company CMiC and are intended to assist talented and deserving students planning to study architecture, engineering or construction in college.
ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) is a free afterschool program created by the integrated construction industry to attract students into pursuing industry-related careers. Donyae McKoy has participated for 3 years in the program run by ACE’s Baltimore affiliate.
Donyae plans to enter the industry through a trades program to become an electrician. Donyae’s continuous commitment to not only his academics but the ACE Mentor Program and his part-time job prove his work ethic and pursuit of knowledge as it relates to the construction industry.
The scholarship competition was highly competitive. From among 10,000 students nationwide, each of ACE’s over 70 affiliates could nominate two students. Nominees went through a two-stage review process assessing their merit and financial need.
Donyae Mckoy and the other 22 scholarship winners were notified this week via Zoom.
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About ACE Mentor Program
Founded in 2006, the ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore is one of over 70 affiliates in the nationwide ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) program. It annually engages 10,000 high school students in a free afterschool program lasting 15 sessions. Volunteer industry professionals mentor students and lead them through a hands-on simulation of designing and constructing a project. Since its start in 1994, ACE has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to help its students with post-secondary education and skilled crafts training. ACE is supported at the national and local levels by major companies in the integrated construction industry. For more information visit www.acementor.org
In the 2020 program year, the ACE Mentor Program of Baltimore was in 15 schools across Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Howard County. With over 40 different industry partners, the mentors continue to help the students explore career opportunities in the built environment industry.
As an industry pioneer, CMiC delivers complete and unified ERP and field solutions for construction and capital projects firms. CMiC’s powerful software transforms how firms optimize productivity, minimize risk and drive growth by planning and managing all financials, projects, resources, and content assets—from a Single Database Platform™. With customers throughout North America, CMiC serves one-quarter of ENR’s Top 200 Contractors and hundreds of small and mid-sized construction firms, from general and specialty contractors to heavy/highway and project owners. For more information, please visit www.cmicglobal.com.