clark_logoThe Clark Foundation $10,000 “Investment in Community” Graduate Fellowship is awarded each year to one (or more) deserving graduate student(s) born, raised and/or living in Monterey County and who intends to be of service and provide leadership to the coastal communities of the Monterey Peninsula. The award can be used to cover the ordinary costs of graduate school including tuition, books, room, and board.

Selection criteria include:

  • Enrollment in an advanced program of study
  • Potential to make a significant contribution to society in general and, in particular, the coastal communities of the Monterey Peninsula. A current or potential leadership role in the community is a primary attribute of a Clark Foundation Fellow
  • Proven commitment to volunteerism and public service
  • Demonstrated passion for community betterment and able to document a continuing philosophy toward community service for the area
  • Responsible career goals for advancement in his or her chosen field
  • Above average academic achievement

The Willis W. and Ethel M. Clark Foundation was established in 1953 and has enjoyed over sixty years of community service on the Monterey Peninsula. Its founders were pioneers in educational testing and research and in 1926 started the California Test Bureau (CTB). The Clarks loved the Monterey Peninsula and in 1958 moved the company’s headquarters from Los Angeles to Monterey. In 1965, the company was sold to McGraw-Hill, and is now known as DRC CTB.

Completed applications must be received by January 31, 2019. The Fellowship will be awarded Spring 2019. Learn more at the Clark Foundation website.