|May 15, 2014
For the 2014-2015 academic year, AACE International is awarding more than $95,000 in scholarships, to students enrolled in university programs related to the cost and schedule management field. Two programs, a scholarship competition and a matching funds program, have been open each year to students enrolled in colleges and universities in the US and Canada. This year for the first time, the Education Board also launched an international competition that is open to students outside North America.
The top US award of $8000 was awarded to Mr. Skyler Holloway, a graduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Sustainable Design and Construction at Stanford University. Skyler holds a bachelorís degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University.
Mrs Laya Parviz Sedghy, a graduate student in the School of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Condordia University in Montreal was the top Canadian winner, and was awarded $8000. She holds a B.Sc degree in Architectural Engineering from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran and a M.Sc in Project and Construction Management from Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran.
The Education Board selected the first international scholarship winner from a pool of applicants from 14 different countries. Daniel Vargas, a junior in Economics at the University of Costa Rica was awarded a $2000 scholarship.
In addition, awards ranging from $6000 to $2000 were awarded to students from fourteen other institutions who were successful in the annual scholarship competition. Other awards in varying amounts were made through the matching funds program.
Matching funds awards are given to students by local AACE sections by combining their donations with funds provided for that purpose by AACE International members and sponsoring corporations.
All of the funding for these scholarship programs comes from donations from AACE members, corporate sponsors, and local sections.
Individuals interested in supporting this important program can make donations through this website at Donations or by sending your donation to AACE Headquarters at 1265 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505-1876.
AACE International is the largest organization serving the entire spectrum of cost management professionals. With over 9,000 members worldwide, AACE International is industry independent, and has members in 80 countries and 80 local sections.
To see the complete list of winners, click here.