CMiC, a long-time national ACE sponsor, and the family of the company’s late founder Allen Berg, will continue in 2020 to underwrite the scholarship program honoring Mr. Berg’s legacy of support for education, mentoring, career counselling, and the design and construction industry.

The CMiC – Allen Berg Memorial Scholarships are multi-year awards aimed at talented, deserving ACE high school seniors intending to pursue post-secondary education and training leading to careers in architecture, engineering, construction or the skilled crafts.

In 2019, the first year of the scholarship program, 25 students from 19 states received a total of $400K in scholarships, varying in amounts between $10K and $40K, depending upon need. The 2020 scholarship program incorporates major and minor modifications based on feedback from affiliates after the program’s first year of operation.


  • November 6, 2019 – Webinar for affiliate leaders about the 2020 scholarship program
  • December 9 – Nominations open. Affiliates may start submitting name(s) of nominee(s).
  • February 5, 2020 – Deadline for students to submit applications
  • Week of April 6 – Results announced

Acceptable Majors for Awards

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to students who intend to pursue a career in the design and construction industry and who enter college or a skilled trades training program. For students enrolling in post-secondary institutions, the following majors are acceptable for purposes of being awarded a scholarship and for receiving an annual scholarship renewal.

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Design/Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Skilled Crafts Training
    (NCCER-approved program or registered apprenticeship program)

Note: Electrical and mechanical engineering majors are acceptable only as they specifically relate to a career in the design and building industry. Thus, for example, a student studying mechanical engineering with the intent of going into aerospace would not be eligible.

If a student is considering a major not listed above and would still like to be considered for a scholarship, the student must include a persuasive explanation of how the major will lead to a career in the design and construction industry. Likewise, students who are applying for an annual renewal of the scholarship and who are not enrolled in a major listed above must submit a similar explanation with their disbursement form. Acceptance of majors not listed above is at the discretion of the ACE Executive Committee.