The Clark Engineering Scholars Program was established at GW in January 2011 with a generous gift from the late A. James Clark, Eng.D. '10, former chairman of the board and CEO of Clark Enterprises, Inc. In 2017, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation doubled the program’s endowment with an additional investment of $8 million, further enhancing the program for scholarship recipients.
Today, the Clark Scholars Program is the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation’s signature academic program, combining engineering, business, leadership and community service.
As part of a commitment to building the pipeline of future engineers, the Foundation has partnered with some of the nation’s leading engineering institutions, financially supporting students who exhibit strong academic and leadership potential. Each student selected as a Clark Scholar is awarded an annual need- and merit-based scholarship, renewable each year based on academic performance and participation in the program.