Ambrose Clarke Memorial Scholarship

The Honorable James McClure Clarke (lovingly known as Jamie), father of the late Ambrose Clarke, was associated with Warren Wilson College for almost thirty years as an employee (he was assistant to the president 1969-1981), as a trustee (he served twice, from 1962-69 and 1984-94) and as a good friend. Jamie, a former member of the United States House of Representatives, and his wife, Elspie, raised their eight children at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, an historic and beautiful area a few miles southeast of Asheville. One of their children was Ambrose Cramer "Bobo" Clarke, who died tragically in a swimming accident in 1975. The Ambrose Cramer Clarke Scholarship Fund was established in memory of "Bobo" to benefit deserving students with demonstrated financial need.