ACEC Colorado Golf Tourney Raises $13,000 in Scholarship Funds

DENVER The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) raised more than $13,000 in funds for the ACEC Colorado Scholarship Program at its 15th Annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 7 at Plum Creek Golf Course in Castle Rock, CO.

To date, ACEC Colorado has provided more than $400,000 to advance the education of engineering students since 1982. This year’s golf tournament hosted 128 players.

“We welcome the occasion to host events such as our annual golf tournament to provide the opportunity to advance the careers of students in the engineering field,” commented Nancy Clanton, PE, president of ACEC Colorado. “Our main goal is to educate these students about the various pathways available to them in engineering.”

ACEC Colorado is committed to supporting the next generation of engineering consultants through the scholarship program, and relies on the golf tournament to provide a portion of the scholarship funds. The application process for the 2018 – 19 academic year will be available beginning Sept. 1, 2017 to students that meet the following criteria:

  • Are pursuing a bachelor’s degree from a university engineering program in Colorado that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET).
  • Will be a junior, senior or a fifth-year senior in a five-year program, as of the fall of the next academic year.
  • Are U.S. citizens.
  • Are full-time students as determined by the university.
  • Have an understanding of the consulting engineering profession.

ACEC Colorado is the business association of more than 240-member firms employing approximately 11,500 individuals in the independent private practice of consulting engineering. The organization is a primary resource for accessing engineering information, expertise, and business ethics practices. ACEC Colorado provides leadership and direction by developing practical, feasible options and solutions based on technical collaboration to achieve enduring outcomes to benefit society.

Featured image: A golf team sponsored by Yeh & Associates took first place in the ACEC Colorado golf tournament to benefit scholarship funds for Colorado engineering students; Peter Mertes, PE; Clavin Yeh, PE; Bill Scheuerman, PE; and Ryan Abraham, PE.


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