Board Chair Courtney Clark Pastrick Named a 2021 Washingtonian of the Year

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.

Our Scholars

Scholars Enrolled in fall 2020

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Clark Scholars
National Average
students who are underrepresented in four-year engineering degree programs Source: 2019 American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering by the Numbers
first-generation college students Source: February 2018 U.S. Department of Education, First-Generation Students: College Access, Persistence, and Postbachelor’s Outcomes
students who identify as women Source: 2019 American Society for Engineering Education, Engineering by the Numbers
scholars eligible for Federal Pell Grants Source: 2018-2019 provisional data collected by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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  • Duke University
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Tech