Who We Are
Founded in 1988, the MCorp George L. Clark Scholarship Fund was established by MCorp (now JP Morgan Chase) and many individuals from across the state of Texas to serve future generations of young men and women who wish to attend the University of Texas. The scholarship honors the memory of Mr. George L. Clark, a graduate of the University of Texas who served as the Chairman and CEO of MCorp Dallas (now JP Morgan Chase) until his tragic death in an 1987 airplane crashed that claimed the lives of Mr. Clark and his three best friends.
The scholarship recognizes outstanding Texas students who have a financial need and have demonstrated leadership potential and strong academic performance. by alleviating some of the financial burden that comes from a college education.
The scholarship, which has been given to over 650 students.
What We’re Fundraising For
To offset the rising costs of a college education, the George L. Clark Scholarship would like to raise additional funds to provide larger scholarship awards to deserving students.
We invite all former scholarship recipients, colleagues, family, and friends to partner with us to unlock the full potential of our students and keep Texas talent at Texas.
The family has offered to match donations up to $10,000.
By making a gift today to the George L. Clark Scholarship Fund, you make it possible to impact even more deserving students in George's honor and help the next generation of Clark Scholars on the Forty Acres.
Katie Chambers was a George L. Clark/MCorp scholar who graduated with honors in 2005 from UT’s School of Architecture.
“Having the Clark Scholarship for four years was a huge weight off my shoulders financially,” she says. “Sometimes, it had the added benefit of forcing me to focus more on school when things were extremely busy and stressful. The GPA requirement meant I had to focus if I was going to pay for school. That was an important experience.”
George L. Clark, Jr., is a Houston resident and 1991 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Today he serves as Managing Director of Gerygone Capital, a Houston-based private equity firm he co-founded. “I learned to think critically — how to learn, really — at UT. My history degree prepared me for everything I do in business.” Clark says his UT experience has helped him relate to people both in and out of the business world. “We all come from a specific environment, but you learn new things from the people around you, and that was certainly true of my time at UT.” “Dad was really involved in civic affairs in Dallas, and his primary focuses were faith, family, leadership, and education,” Clark says. “This scholarship incorporates two of those — education and leadership — in a way that I know he would appreciate.”
David L Clark, a resident of Dallas who graduated from the University of Texas in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts (Plan II) and Bachelor of Business Administration, says “UT is a special place that is big enough to provide each students with all of the challenge and opportunity that they can handle. The friends I made and the skills I developed while at UT continue to serve me well and I want to share that opportunity with as many young students as possible. Our mother, Ann Clark Buller, stayed involved in the scholarship until her death in 2017 and we look forward to doing our part to honor her and my father’s legacy.”