Our Signature Engineering Education Program
As part of our dedication to the engineers of the future, the Foundation established the A. James Clark Scholars Program. The Clark Scholars Program has been implemented at eleven of the nation’s top engineering institutions, financially supporting students of need who exhibit strong academic and leadership potential.
Students enrolled in the program pursue a rigorous curriculum of engineering study, take at least 1-2 business classes, and participate in community service. They also attend leadership seminars and events with leaders in the field.
Scholars Enrolled in fall 2020
About the Clark Scholars Program
Clark Scholars News
Clark Foundation Celebrates Graduating Clark Scholars as They Carry on Legacy of Engineering Excellence, Service, and Leadership
“It’s such an honor to see these graduating Clark Scholars carry on my father’s legacy,” said Courtney Clark Pastrick, Board Chair of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.
Expeditions & Education: Mackenzie Sicard and Her First Year at Tech
A great profile of Clark Scholar Mackenzie Sicard featured on the Georgia Tech website
High school footballer turned Clark Scholar
Ezekiel Volk thought Virginia Tech was out of the question. Then, he earned a spot in the prestigious Clark Scholars Program.
Turning Scholarships into Job Opportunities: Alahna Smith capitalizes on being a Clark Scholar
Alahna Smith discovered she wanted to be an engineer at the age of eight. For five years, her mom enrolled her in a National Society of Black Engineers summer program for young students in Washington D.C. From there, Smith continued pursuing her interests at an engineering magnet school, where she found her introduction into the field. Now […]
Class of 2021: Family bonds inspire biomedical engineering major to fight breast cancer through cellular research
“I was born in Bulgaria and immigrated here as a child, and I like to keep my culture with me everywhere I go. I love cooking Bulgarian food for my friends here at Vandy,” she said. “My family in the U.S. and in Bulgaria are truly my inspiration.”
Johns Hopkins University Profile: Ishpreet Singh
Ishpreet Singh didn’t expect to spend so much of his time in college thinking about playground equipment, but it’s been a preoccupying issue in one of his classes.
Following His Strengths
The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering’s newest Clark Scholar, Vincent Bell, refuses to take sides in a debate that often divides engineers of a certain ilk.
Clark Scholars Faculty Advisor Chris Rowe receives K.C. Potter service award
Chris Rowe, School of Engineering associate dean for external relations, has received the 2019-2020 K.C. Potter Outstanding Service to Students Award, which is given to a faculty member who provides outstanding service consistently to individual students or student groups through personal advising, development of programs, or improvements to university systems and policies that affect students.
Paying It Forward
Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark Scholars Program received an email from Natalie Grandison, director of engineering initiatives at the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation, with an ask: At a time when Clark Scholars are looking for ways to help, how can the Clark Foundation serve as a conduit? […]
Finding a Community Through Scholarship
When Victoria Lynn first visited campus as a sophomore in high school and set her eyes on Tech Tower, she instantly knew that Georgia Tech was her dream school. Lynn joined the robotics team in her junior year of high school, helping her discover her passion for engineering and further confirming that Tech was where […]
Engineering associate dean and alumna recognized for their contributions in STEM
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tonya Peeples, associate dean for equity and inclusion and professor of chemical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering, and Penn State chemical engineering and Schreyer Scholar alumna Paula Garcia Todd recently received Million Women Mentors (MWM) Trailblazer Awards. These awards were presented by STEMConnector, the nation’s largest professional services organization dedicated […]
A Tech Rx for COVID Recovery at Home
While pharmaceutical companies globally vie to develop a vaccine to make COVID-19 a problem of the past, a University of Maryland student is working to tackle one of the complications of a pandemic that’s still very much with us. Emily Cho ’22, a mechanical engineering major, co-founded a multi-institutional team of students brought together by […]
ISyE’s Eileen Liu Is Part of the 2020 Cohort of Clark Scholars
First-year student Eileen Liu from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) did not always know that she would end up studying engineering.