A. James Clark Scholars at Duke University receive the resources and support they need to find their purpose and pursue their passion. A financial scholarship is just one part of this amazingly special experience.
In addition to studying engineering at Duke, these students:
- Join the supportive Clark Scholars community
- Receive leadership education
- Build creative and entrepreneurial confidence
- Get one-on-one mentorship
- Participate in community service-learning
The program incorporates these activities into the curriculum—without increasing the total course count required for graduation.
Eligible applicants are incoming first-year students at Duke who qualify for need-based financial aid and are interested in founding new ventures at the intersection of business and engineering.
A. James Clark was the president of Clark Construction Group, which transformed the landscape of Washington, DC, with its many projects. Mr. Clark was dedicated to giving back to the communities where he lived and worked.
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 partners with grantees who build practical, immediate and concrete connections between effort and opportunity, and focuses its investments in the following areas: educating engineers to solve society’s toughest problems, improving the lives of veterans and their families, and providing members of the DC community the best opportunity to thrive.