The A. James Clark Scholars Program at Georgia Tech is dedicated to creating engineers of the future.

Student scholars embody an entrepreneurial spirit and community-minded values. At Georgia Tech, students are exposed to cutting-edge academic research programs and thought leaders in business and entrepreneurship.

The Clark Scholars Program goes beyond academics. Students gain experience and knowledge through hands-on learning and real-world problem solving. Clark Scholars expand their creativity and innovation at engineering makerspaces, such as the Van Leer Interdisciplinary Design Commons, the Flowers Invention Studio, or the new AI Makerspace. 

A reading committee and program administrators identify 10 first-year students each fall for this cohort-based program. Scholars make up just 0.003% of first-year students admitted to the College of Engineering.

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Scholars mentor, tutor, and reinvest in the program with their perspectives and knowledge for future scholars’ benefit.

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Participate in career planning objectives and one scholar committee each academic year

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Maintain a 3.0 GPA, complete two courses from the Scheller College of Business, and enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester

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Community Service

1 service learning experience per semester plus 1 weekend retreat before graduation

About the Clark Scholars Program

In 2018, the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation partnered with Georgia Tech to launch the A. James Clark Scholars Program at Georgia Tech. The Clark Scholars Program is the Foundation’s signature academic program, combining engineering, business, leadership and community service.

As part of its commitment to building the pipeline of future engineers, the Clark Foundation has partnered with some of the nation’s leading engineering institutions to financially support students who exhibit strong academic and leadership potential. 

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After earning his aerospace engineering degree this fall, Zarbaf will continue to chase frontiers at SpaceX.

Fatima Sheriff heads to Microsoft with technical know-how and business skills thanks to the people who guided her along the way.

The ME student fell in love with engineering and Tech in middle school.

Meet some of the new engineers finishing their degrees this fall.

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