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Clark Engineering Scholars program rewards deserving GW engineering students

Each year, the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) welcomes a new cohort of Clark Engineering Scholars, many of whom have known from early on they were going to be engineers. The Clark Engineering Scholars Program rewards SEAS students with financial assistance, professional development, and leadership and networking opportunities.

The Clark Scholars Program was made possible in 2011 by an $8 million gift from the late A. James Clark, HON ’10, a GW trustee emeritus and Clark Enterprises founder whose contributions to the university included the construction of landmark facilities on the Foggy Bottom Campus, volunteer leadership, and philanthropic support. In 2017, a gift of $8 million by the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation allowed the program to support more students each year.

“Our Clark Scholars benefit not just from financial support for their studies, but from internships, study abroad, leadership training, and mentorship by distinguished engineering alumni,” says SEAS Dean David Dolling. “They also benefit from the steady hand of the program’s director, Professor Murray Snyder, a retired U.S. Navy nuclear submarine captain who models leadership for them. We’re extremely grateful to the [A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation] for expanding the program that Mr. Clark established to help us forge engineering leaders.”

 The following profiles highlight a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and alumnus from this esteemed program.

Read about other current Clark Engineering Scholars and program alumni on the SEAS website.

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