Endowments

The Sanders M. Clark Endowed Scholarship

The Sanders M. Clark Endowed Scholarship is in honor of Dr. Regina Clark McNeil’s father, Sanders M. Clark. This inaugural endowment was established in 2003 and is used to provide merit-based scholarships to students enrolled full time in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. The scholarship is matched to African-American students and each recipient of scholarship support from this Fund is known as a Sanders M. Clark Scholar.

The Ronald D. McNeil Endowed Football Scholarship

The Ronald D. McNeil Endowed Football Scholarship was established in 2004 at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in honor of Foundation co-founder, Ronald Dean McNeil. The Fund awards financial support to a student-athlete who: (a) is preferably a football player who could not have attended college without a scholarship; (b) is one who exhibits the attitude and determination to further his education and obtain a degree from the University of Michigan; (c) shows character and motivation to achieve both athletically and academically. Each recipient of scholarship support from this Fund is known as a Ronald D. McNeil Scholar-Athlete.

The Regina Clark McNeil Endowed Fund

The Regina Clark McNeil Endowed Fund was established in 2012 in honor of Foundation co-founder, Regina Clark McNeil, PhD. This endowment is used to provide merit-based tuition scholarships to undergraduate students or merit based tuition fellowships to graduate students in the School of Education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor who: 1) have either a major or minor in mathematics or science, 2) will earn a teaching certificate in Secondary Education, and 3) plan to teach mathematics or science. The scholarship is matched to African-American students and each recipient of scholarship support from this Fund is known as a Regina Clark McNeil Scholar.

 LEAD  The Ronald Louis Clark Endowed Scholarship                                                     The Regina Clark McNeil Endowed Scholarship and                                           The Ronald Dean McNeil Endowed Scholarship

After the 2006 passage of Proposal 2 in the state of Michigan, many factors could no longer be considered in the college admissions process.  The following Fall saw one of the least diverse freshman classes enrolling on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus in recent history.  Private scholarship support was also significantly affected by Proposal 2 because the University could no longer accept donations for race or gender specific programs.  For these reasons, the Alumni Association of the University established the LEAD Scholars Program to support the University’s traditions of Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity.

In support of this effort, The Foundation established three endowments–The Ronald Louis Clark Endowed Scholarship, in honor of Dr. McNeil’s brother; The Regina Clark McNeil Endowed Scholarship and The Ronald Dean McNeil Endowed Scholarship.  These Funds provide merit based scholarships to African-American students at the University of Michigan’s three campuses and will be administered through the Alumni Association’s LEAD Scholars Program.  Recipients of scholarship support from the respective Funds will be known as Ronald Louis Clark Scholars, Regina Clark McNeil LEAD Scholars and Ronald Dean McNeil Scholars.