Sydney Marshall, a senior at John Overton High School, is one of 25 students nationwide to receive an award in a new $400,000 scholarship program organized by the ACE Mentor Program of America.
The CMiC—Allen Berg Memorial Scholarships are worth between $10,000 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. Sydney has participated for several years in the program run by ACE’s Greater Nashville area affiliate.
“All of us who work with ACE Mentor affiliate here in Nashville were so excited to hear that Sydney was named a national scholarship winner. She has worked tirelessly with her team and embodies what we see as a great ACE participant” remarked Dan Ryan, president of the ACE Mentor Greater Nashville affiliate.
Sydney Marshall, daughter of John & Elaina Marshall, graduates from John Overton High School. Sydney will graduate this spring with the Cambridge Diploma with Distinction. She has been involved in BETA club, National Honor Society, and was a Nashville Civic Design Center Intern. She plans to attend Harding University, studying Interior Design.
The scholarship competition was highly competitive. From among 10,000 students nationwide, each of ACE’s 70 affiliates could nominate one student. Nominees went through a two-stage review process assessing their merit and financial need.
Sydney and the other 24 scholarship winners have been invited to receive their awards at ACE’s 25th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, DC on May 14.
About ACE Mentor Program
Founded in 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Nashville is one of 74 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 $19 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
The Nashville ACE Mentor affiliate works with over 130 students on 10 teams involving over 20 schools in Davidson, Rutherford and Williamson Counties. The Nashville program has over 130 mentors who led support and expertise to our students.
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