Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. and the ACE — Architecture, Construction and Engineering — Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore presented the 2018 DBF/ACE Gerald Friedel Legacy Scholarship to Brandon Westerfield, of Saints Peter and Paul High School.

The scholarship was presented during the ACE Mentor Program of Maryland’s Eastern Shore’s annual awards ceremony that took place in Easton.

The DBF/ACE Gerald Friedel Legacy Scholarship was established in 2016 to memorialize DBF co-founder Friedel’s efforts with the ACE Mentor Program on the Eastern Shore. Serving as a volunteer, treasurer and board member, he was committed to sharing his engineering knowledge with future architects, engineers and construction professionals in the local schools.

The scholarship is a joint effort by DBF and ACE Mentor Program to ensure that Friedel’s legacy of supporting tomorrow’s industry professionals continues. The $2,000 award was presented to Westerfield by Susan Friedel and DBF Presiden Michael Wigley. Westerfield, an Eagle Scout and National Honor Society member, plans to pursue a civil engineering degree as he moves on to college this fall.

“Brandon is clearly a young man that exemplifies the mission of the ACE Mentor Program,” said Wigley. “He has a bright future in the field of engineering and, I suspect, will serve as a mentor and ACE Program advocate in the years ahead.”