Clark Scholarship

  • Bachelor
  • 15 November 2022

The A. James Clark Scholars Program was established through a partnership between the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering to honor the legacy of A. James Clark, a noted engineer, businessman, and philanthropist. Mr. Clark, a construction pioneer who built many of Washington, D.C.’s iconic buildings, never forget that his business successes began with an engineering scholarship.

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To be considered for the Clark Scholars Program, students must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Clark Scholars are selected based on the following criteria: • A stated clear interest in studying engineering at Johns Hopkins University • Demonstration of the highest academic achievement, including excellent quantitative and verbal skills • Demonstration of significant leadership in school (in and out of the classroom) or in their community • A deep interest in service to society

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Scholars will meet annually with representatives from the Clark Foundation to discuss their Hopkins experiences, will speak with professional engineers from the Clark Construction Company, and will be invited to an annual lunch with the Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. The A. James Clark Scholars Program provides a generous grant, which does not need to be repaid, to use toward college costs


• Clark Scholars will be required to enroll in two classes their freshman year; Foundations of American Enterprise in the fall, and Clark Scholar Leadership Challenge in the spring. Students are encouraged to take future classes in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, or other management-related topics that will be coordinated through their faculty mentor. • Scholars must maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress, remain enrolled in an undergraduate engineering degree program at Hopkins, and meet the annual financial aid application deadlines. • Scholars must remain active participants in Clark Scholars programming throughout their undergraduate experience. • Clark Scholars are also required to attend a summer orientation in late August. • Early Decision II financial aid application deadline: January 15

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