Learn Business & Entrepreneurship
Ten first-year students are selected each spring for a four-year program that builds upon Duke’s outstanding engineering curriculum by adding unique training and experiences in leadership, service, and business and entrepreneurship
Maximize Your Duke Experience
As an A. James Clark Scholar, you will receive a generous scholarship to offset the loan, work-study, and summer work requirements in your financial aid package – allowing you to maximize your Duke experience, and providing an opportunity to graduate debt-free.
Receive Dedicated Mentorship
Every A. James Clark Scholar is paired with a dedicated mentor who provides career and personal guidance. Mentors are successful company founders who graduated from Duke relying on financial aid.
About A. James Clark
A. James Clark, a construction pioneer that built many of Washington, D.C.’s iconic buildings, never forgot that his business successes began with an engineering scholarship.
This has guided the Clark family’s longstanding investments in engineering education and reflects its commitment to ensuring college remains accessible and affordable to high-potential students with financial need.
The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation continues in his name today. The Foundation invests to help hard workers with a drive to achieve. The Clark Scholars Program is the Foundation’s signature academic program, combining engineering, business, leadership and community service. As part of its commitment to building the pipeline of future engineers, the Foundation has partnered with some of the nation’s leading engineering institutions to financially support students who exhibit strong academic and leadership potential.