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$30 Million Clark Endowment Revolutionizes Undergraduate Education at the Clark School

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A. James Clark '50

"The new Clark Scholarship Endowment will have an even greater impact, greatly enhancing the quality of our students and our contributions to the field of engineering."

Nariman Farvardin, Dean, A. James Clark School of Engineering

On February 3, 2005 , a revolution was launched at the A. James Clark School of Engineering-a revolution that from this day will profoundly benefit our students, the school and the profession of engineering in the United States .

In the Maryland State House in Annapolis, site of important events in the Revolutionary War, A. James Clark, '50, Chairman and CEO of national construction firm Clark Enterprises and the man for whom the Clark School is named, established a new $30 million A. James Clark Scholarship Endowment to provide financial support for Clark School undergraduate engineering students.

The endowment will provide Clark School students specific scholarships based on merit, need and diversity. These scholarships will enormously enhance the academic standing and expand the cultural perspectives of the Clark School student body and thus further enrich the highly regarded undergraduate experience here.

The new endowment is the single largest gift in the school's history-doubling Mr. Clark's 1994 endowment, which had been the largest until now. Like the earlier gift, the new Clark Scholarship Endowment will cause a dramatic shift in the Clark School 's capabilities, strengthening its ability to attract students nationally and help solve the nation's shortage of highly trained engineers.

The new endowment will have a profound impact on undergraduate education at the Clark School :