ASME Foundation Launches Scholarship for INSPIRE Champions

Jan 24, 2018

Jan. 26, 2018

Students from Floyd Middle School in Mableton, Ga., pose with the certificates they received for completing all 16 missions of the INSPIRE STEM Readiness program. The new ASME INSPIRE Clarke Scholarship will be awarded to students like those at Floyd Middle School who have completed the 16 missions and are interested in pursuing engineering majors in college.

Building on the promise and goals of the ASME INSPIRE program — to showcase STEM skill sets and their related career pathways — the ASME Foundation has established the ASME INSPIRE Clarke Scholarship for high school seniors. This opportunity builds on students’ overall experience using the INSPIRE STEM Readiness program, recognizing those who have completed all 16 missions and are now committed to pursuing engineering majors in college.

The ASME INSPIRE Clarke Scholarship is funded in memory of the late Lucy Clarke and Charles W. E. Clarke, distinguished engineer and longtime ASME member. This scholarship fund for incoming college freshmen was established by their daughter Lucille Clarke, who had been a member of the ASME Auxiliary. In addition to the ASME INSPIRE Clarke Scholarship, this same fund also supports the ASME Auxiliary Lucy and Charles W.E. Clarke Scholarship, which is awarded to high school students whose FIRST experience has inspired an interest in pursuing an engineering career.

The application deadline for the ASME INSPIRE Clarke Scholarship in March 31, 2018. For details on the program, go to or contact Patti Jo Rosenthal, Programs and Philanthropy, by e-mail at

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