Colorado Engineering Council's Golf Tournament Keeps Scholarship Funding on Course
DENVER, CO One hundred and four golfers took to the greens at Fossil Trace Golf Club in Golden, Colorado, where they, along with 25 sponsors, raised more than $11,000 for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado Scholarship Program. This year's golf tournament included players from 34 local companies, including 29 ACEC Colorado member firms.
The annual golf tournament was initiated in 2002 and is the primary fundraiser for the ACEC Colorado Scholarship Program, which has provided more than $400,000 to advance the education of engineering students since its inception in 1982. At a reception earlier this year the Council continued its commitment to this program by awarding more than $35,000 in scholarships.
"As active participants in transforming our communities toward a brighter future, engineers have always been compelled to mentor, encourage, and support development of future talent. We know a robust continuum of talent will produce successful communities for future generations," said ACEC Colorado President Elizabeth Stolfus, PE.
Applications for the 2017 Colorado Scholarship Program will be available in late August for download from www.acec-co.org. The program is open to full-time students pursuing a bachelor's degree from a university engineering program in Colorado that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology. Applicants must also be a college junior, senior or a fifth-year senior in a five-year program by fall of the 2017-18 academic year; be a U.S. citizen; and have an understanding of consulting engineering.