It is that time of year to start working on your nominations for the 2021 Engineering News-Record–ACE Outstanding Mentor! Due to the rescheduling of the national board meeting to June 7, 2021, affiliates have an extra month to prepare nominations. They are due April 9, 2021.

In 2021 ACE will honor up to 5 Outstanding Mentors. A panel of previous Outstanding Mentors will judge nominations made by affiliate leaders. Affiliates whose mentors are selected as 2021 Engineering News-Record–ACE Outstanding Mentors will receive a scholarship to be named after the Outstanding Mentor. BNP Media is generously funding this year’s awards. A fourth-generation family-run company, BNP publishes over 50 business-to-business media brands related to 11 different industries, including Engineering News-Record, Architectural Record, and 14 other media brands in architecture, construction, and engineering.  



Mentors chosen as the 2021 Outstanding Mentors will receive several forms of recognition.  

  • A scholarship named after them and awarded to a worthy student selected by the mentor’s affiliate. 

  • Outstanding Mentors will be invited to Washington, DC for the finals of the CIRT-ACE National Design and Construction Competition on June 7, 2021. The Outstanding Mentor award will be formally presented as part of the competition ceremony. A partial travel subsidy may become available if the mentor’s affiliate and/or firm is unable to support his/her travel. 

  • Outstanding Mentors will be publicized on the ACE website and in ACE’s 2021 Yearbook published as part of Engineering News-Record.  In addition, ACE will notify the employers of Outstanding Mentors to ensure that they receive acknowledgement for their achievements.