Lifelong benefits for

ACE Cleveland Diego Cortez

“With ACE, I believe that I will achieve my goals. After college, I plan to become a Construction Manager for a large construction firm and eventually start my own construction firm in Northeast Ohio.”

- Diego Cortez
Information for Students

The ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland is a free after-school mentorship program to introduce high school students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. 

Students are mentored by professionals in the design and construction industry who meet as a team bi-weekly during the school year for two hours after school. The after-school program is once a week from September through May. Each team has representation from architects, engineers (structural, civil, electrical, and mechanical), and construction managers. 

ACE Cleveland is currently meeting virtually during the 2020-2021 school year. Registration and completion of the Parent Consent Form are both required to participate in the program. We will resume in-person meetings once permitted by the school districts. 

For additional questions contact Glen Shumate at


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ACE Cleveland Scholarship

One of the most impactful contributions of the ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland is the scholarship program. Since 2008, the Cleveland chapter has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to local students who have participated in the program. ACE Cleveland provides an opportunity for high school seniors actively involved in ACE to apply for college and trade scholarships. 

Scholarship Information for 2020-2021 

The 2020-2021 scholarship application is open and all applications and materials are due March 16, 2020.

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Since 2008, the ACE Mentor Program of Cleveland has awarded its participants over $1 million dollars in scholarships.

ACE Cleveland Scholarships