In Fall 2023, the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland welcomed 10 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its newest class of A. James Clark Scholars. The students selected for this highly distinguished program represent some of the most promising scholars among Maryland Engineering's first-year class.
The A. James Clark Scholars Program, a signature A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation initiative, recruits, supports, and graduates exceptionally talented engineering students with financial need who are poised to take on society’s grand challenges. In October, the Clark Foundation and UMD announced that the program—implemented at 11 of the nation’s top engineering institutions—has a new permanent home at Maryland Engineering and will be known as the Clark Scholars Program Network.
Maryland Engineering's Clark Scholars Class of '27:
Myah Barnes Major: Bioengineering High School: Calvert High School Hometown: Prince Frederick, MD
Isabella "Bella" Carll Major: Bioengineering High School: Archbishop Spalding High School Hometown: Linthicum Heights, MD
Abel Eshetu Major: Mechanical Engineering High School: Montgomery Blair High School Hometown: Takoma Park, MD
Adeline "Uche" Onwubalili Major: Civil Engineering High School: Charles Herbert Flowers High School Hometown: Springdale, MD
Tracy Osse Major: Computer Engineering High School: Atholton High School Hometown: Columbia, MD
Luke Ostendorf-Snell Major: Bioengineering High School: Francis Scott Key High School Hometown: Westminster, MD
Christopher Parker Major: Electrical Engineering High School: Century High School Hometown: Sykesville, MD
Toni Paylor Major: Aerospace Engineering High School: North Point High School Hometown: Indian Head, MD
Shrena Shah Major: Aerospace Engineering High School: Eastern Technical High School Hometown: Perry Hall, MD
Michelle Twene Major: Mechanical Engineering High School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School Hometown: Laurel, MD
Watch to learn more about the Clark Scholars Program Network: