The gift will establish the A. James Clark Scholars Program, which each year will support ten incoming students who exhibit academic potential, leadership skills, and financial need. Throughout their four years in the program, Clark Scholars will pursue a rigorous engineering education, take business classes, participate in intensive summer programs, and work on semester-long community service projects.
The new program honors the legacy of the late A. James Clark, an engineer, businessman, and philanthropist whose many successes in business started with an engineering scholarship.
"The generous endowment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation will provide the financial support needed for hundreds of promising students to achieve their dreams," said Georgia Tech president G.P. "Bud" Peterson. "It will impact not only the lives of these students, but the lives of students for generations to come. At Tech, we are creating the next generation of engineers and ensuring that students with the passion and mindset to do great things have a seat at the table."