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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:

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Myah Barnes
Major: Bioengineering
High School: Calvert High School
Hometown: Prince Frederick, MD

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Isabella "Bella" Carll
Major: Bioengineering
High School: Archbishop Spalding High School
Hometown: Linthicum Heights, MD

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Abel Eshetu
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Montgomery Blair High School
Hometown: Takoma Park, MD

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Adeline "Uche" Onwubalili
Major: Civil Engineering
High School: Charles Herbert Flowers High School
Hometown: Springdale, MD

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Tracy Osse
Major: Computer Engineering
High School: Atholton High School
Hometown: Columbia, MD

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Luke Ostendorf-Snell
Major: Bioengineering
High School: Francis Scott Key High School
Hometown: Westminster, MD

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Christopher Parker
Major: Electrical Engineering
High School: Century High School
Hometown: Sykesville, MD

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Toni Paylor
Major: Aerospace Engineering
High School: North Point High School
Hometown: Indian Head, MD

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Shrena Shah
Major: Aerospace Engineering
High School: Eastern Technical High School
Hometown: Perry Hall, MD

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Michelle Twene
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Hometown: Laurel, MD

Watch to learn more about the Clark Scholars Program Network:

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '26.

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '25.

Meet the Clark Scholars Class of '24.

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