The Fitzpatrick Center at Duke in autumn.

Unique Education and Experiences

The A. James Clark Scholars Program incorporates these required activities into the Duke Engineering curriculum without increasing the total course count required for graduation.

Scholars receive up to $10,000 per year to offset loans, work-study, and summer work requirements. Ten students are chosen from each entering class.

First Year

  • Pre-orientation program on leadership and resilience
  • Group service experience in Durham, North Carolina

Sophomore Year

  • Startup Founder’s Workshop course – discover customer needs and market opportunities
  • Service-learning experience

Junior Year

  • Prototyping or advanced design experience
  • Courses on startup management and accounting
  • Leadership training

Third Summer

  • Focused, summer-long entrepreneurship program
  • Weekly seminars on startup strategy and tactics
  • Travel to pitch your startup ideas

Senior Year

  • Job placement support
  • Clark Scholars celebration at graduation

How to Apply »