North Carolina A&T State University’s College of Engineering has announced a $1 million investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.
“Our investment in N.C. A&T will help hundreds of students ensure their path to college completion,” said Joe Del Guercio, president and CEO of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation. “Our partnership with N.C. A&T is consistent with our commitment to producing a robust and diverse field of future engineers.”
The A. James & Alice. B Clark Foundation focuses its investments in educating engineers to solve society’s toughest problems, improving the lives of veterans and their families, and providing members of the Washington, D.C. community the best opportunity to thrive.
The investment from the Clark Foundation is already paying dividends at the N.C. A&T College of Engineer. To date, 65 students – including three from Washington, D.C. – have been supported with completion scholarships for the spring 2021 semester. With the allocation of nearly $250,000 in Clark Foundation scholarships, all of these students are now in good academic and financial standing and on track to graduate in either May or December 2021.
The remainder of the investment funds is committed to launching a matching gift campaign to bolster an Engineering Completion Scholarships Endowment to support students with unmet financial need to reduce withdrawals.
Completion scholarship recipients have a dedicated academic advisor for regular meetings where discussions around performance and overall well-being will take place along with semester assessments of their progress toward completing their engineering degree.
Since it was founded in 1987, the Clark Foundation has supported hundreds of nonprofits. Its engineering portfolio also includes A. James Clark Scholars Programs at 11 partner universities, and investments in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and Georgia State’s National Institute of Student Success