Clark Scholarship

Building the pipeline of future engineers.

The A. James Clark Scholars Program forms a cohort of some of the most talented engineering students in the nation and provides a generous, merit-based grant, which does not need to be repaid, for students to use toward college costs.

Working together under the guidance of a faculty mentor, Clark Scholars participate in specialized academic programs and service opportunities designed to develop future leaders and enhance their undergraduate experience.

Throughout the year, Clark Scholars network with professional engineers, learn from experts in their fields during leadership seminars, and contribute to their community through guided service-learning projects. Scholars gain practical engineering experience as part of an innovation team, comprised of fellow Clark Scholars, and are challenged to develop solutions to real-world societal needs. The program also provides students with resources and assistance finding internships based on their interests and fields of study.

Scholars meet annually with representatives from the Clark Foundation to discuss their Hopkins experiences, speak with professional engineers from the Clark Construction Company, and are invited to an annual lunch with the Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering.

eligibility

Students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and 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

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Students must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Clark Scholars are required to enroll in two classes their first year: 
    • Fall semester: Foundations of American Enterprise
    • Spring semester: Clark Scholar Leadership Challenge
    • 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 GPA 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
  • Scholars are required to attend a summer orientation in late August

about the foundation

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, DC’s iconic buildings, never forget that his business successes began with an engineering scholarship.

The Clark Scholars Program is the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation’s signature academic program, combining engineering, business, leadership, and community service. As part of a commitment to building the pipeline of future engineers, the Foundation has partnered with some of the nation’s leading engineering institutions, financially supporting students who exhibit strong academic and leadership potential.

Every day, I get to see from a different perspective and tackle problems in a new way.

Ishpreet '21, Clark Scholar and Mechanical Engineering Major

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Meet the Clark Scholars

Class of 2026

Zainab Al Makhedi

Class: 2026
Major: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Home State: Delaware

Betania Arce

Class: 2026
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Florida

Reid Cain

Class: 2026
Major: Electrical Engineering
Home State: California

Isabella Godfrey

Class: 2026
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Texas

Taliyah Huang

Class: 2026
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: California

Victoria Ines

Class: 2026
Major: Environmental Engineering
Home State: New York

Sreyas Kanaparti

Class: 2026
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Georgia

Victoria Popoola

Class: 2026
Major: Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science
Home State: Georgia

Zeyn Schweyk

Class: 2026
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Home State: California

HOPE UGWUOKE

Class: 2026
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Florida

Class of 2025

BRIAN HA

Class: 2025
Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Home State: South Korea

ZURIEL ERIKSON JOVEN

Class: 2025
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Home State: California

ANDREW LOTT

Class: 2025
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Home State: Utah

HANNAH NAMKOONG

Class: 2025
Major: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Home State: Virginia

DENNIS PLOTNIKOV

Class: 2025
Major: Computer Science
Home State: Virginia

JENNIFER TAYLOR

Class: 2025
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Home State: Maryland

Class of 2024

JILLAYNE CLARKE

Class: 2024
Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Home State: Minnesota

ABIGAIL GIBSON

Class: 2024
Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Home State: Connecticut

BHARATH HEGGADAHALLI

Class: 2024
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Massachusetts

EVAN KUO

Class: 2024
Major: Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Home State: New Jersey

MARIAH SNELSON

Class: 2024
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Virginia

ANDREW SOLANTO

Class: 2024
Major: Civil Engineering
Home State: California

JONATHAN WANG

Class: 2024
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: California

KEXIN XIE

Class: 2024
Major: Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Home State: California

Class of 2023

KATHY CAO

Class: 2023
Major: Environmental Engineering
Home State: New York

RICKY CHENG

Class: 2023
Major: Computer Science
Home State: Wisconsin

MARC HELOU

Class: 2023
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Wisconsin

NYELI GRACE KRATZ

Class: 2023
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: Michigan

JOLIE MCDONELL

Class: 2023
Major: Applied Mathematics &s; Statistics
Home State: New York

ADRIANA PENA

Class: 2023
Major: Environmental Engineering
Home State: Maryland

DANBI RHEE

Class: 2023
Major: Applied Mathematics &s; Statistics
Home State: Virginia

WILLIAM RONG

Class: 2023
Major: Materials Science & Engineering
Home State: Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER ROVALINO

Class: 2023
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Home State: New Jersey

TYLER SHIN

Class: 2023
Major: Computer Science
Home State: Georgia

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