Texas Christian University Clark Society Scholars
More than 20 years ago, the idea for a Clark Society scholarship grew out of a Clark Society Board meeting as a way to both directly impact students and promote awareness of the society. Now, 98 scholars later, the Clark Society Endowed Scholarship is one of the premier scholarships that support TCU seniors. Scholars are been nominated by faculty and staff, and represent TCU with the highest degree of character, leadership and sense of service.
Please see below for more information about the 2021-2022 Beta Theta Pi recipients.
Brennan’s service at TCU includes serving as the president of the BNSF Neeley Leadership Program (NLP), the New Member Academic Advisor for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, a member of the TCU Special Olympics Club and a First Year Peer Coach
Outside of TCU, Brennan started a strategic fundraising campaign for an innovative nonprofit organization that will bring access to clean water to developing nations. Not only has he learned valuable business-related skills through this endeavor, but he also learned the value of engaging in work that energizes him – he learned that every ounce of energy that he has given to this project has a lasting impact on the lives of other people.
His plans for after graduation are not yet in place; however, he says, “Regardless of where life takes me post-graduation, I know one thing to be true: I will be using the skills, knowledge, experience, and perspectives that I have gained at TCU to prepare me to make a genuine impact in the lives of others.”
Lau’Rent is the Executive Director of Dream Outside the Box and Student Body President of the Student Government Association. He serves on the National Association of Black Accountants, Neeley Leadership Program, Student Foundation and Beta Theta Pi
Lau’Rent says his most significant contribution to TCU is serving on the DEI Committee in the Student Government Association. He was in charge of the social media campaign, “You Belong Here,” and organized a photoshoot of students across campus who held up signs that described their identity. He said, “It was an amazing feeling to see Instagram light up with people posting their stories. So many people at the end of it said that it made them feel seen and valued at this school.”
He has huge ambitions after graduation, and said, “Soon I will be leaving college, and the pressure of greed and ambition will be ever present. But I am not worried, because throughout my time here, I have learned from the teaching of this school. To lead is not to think about your gains but the betterment of everyone else. I am proud to hold in my heart a moral compass that points towards care and responsiveness. It is on us to think of the left-out voices and to champion causes that support all.”
Keegan is a member of International Justice Mission, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Student Foundation, the Chancellor’s Host program, Consulting Club, Reformed University Fellowship and Fort Worth KLIFE. He is also a Neeley Fellow and a member of the John V. Roach Honors College.
As part of the Neeley Fellows Honors Program, Keegan has been working on an academic integrity task force to develop a learning mantra for the organization – a statement which encapsulates the learning experience for which they are striving. In addition, as the Vice President of Strategy, he is offering suggestions and ideas to impact the culture, classroom experience and relational development within the program to the administration.
Keegan has already secured a job at the management consulting firm Bain & Company after graduation. He believes TCU is special and said, “As I express gratitude for the impact that TCU has had on my life and now turn my eyes out toward the broader world, I remain confident in the TCU community being there to support me every step of the way.”