The Clark Charitable Foundation has made an $8 million gift to the George Washington University to expand an engineering scholars program that rewards SEAS students with financial assistance, professional development and leadership and networking opportunities.
The Clark Engineering Scholars Program began in 2011 with an $8 million gift from the late A. James Clark, 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.
“We are honored to build on Mr. Clark's legacy and generosity through the expansion of the Clark Scholars program at the George Washington University,” president and CEO of the Clark Charitable Foundation Joseph Del Guercio said. “By combining financial support with community service and leadership and business training, the Clark Scholars program embodies the core values of Mr. Clark and the Clark Charitable Foundation. We are proud to increase our commitment to support deserving students who will be the next generation of engineering leaders.”