On July 3rd, DBIA Northwest had the privilege of handing out a $2500 scholarship to Brianna Ong. Brianna Ong graduated from Redmond High School and will be attending the University of Washington next year with intended majors in Construction Management & Computer Engineering. DBIA Northwest Western Washington Steering Committee Member Jeannie Natta had the privilege of handing Brianna her well-deserved check.

“ACE has given me invaluable opportunities to explore the industry, provided me a strong community of friends and mentors, and instilled within me a passion for construction management. I hope to return to the ACE program as a mentor to not only see how much I’ve learned, but to spark the same kind of curiosity in the next generation of students.” – Brianna Ong


ACE is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit with a mission to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring. Originating in New York in 1994, ACE is a national program with 71 affiliates in the US & Canada. This year 362 students from 78 high schools participated in ACE, joining 220 professional mentors from 79 local A/E/C firms and forming 15 teams that covered Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and a virtual option.