SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS AT CLARK UNIVERSITY, USA

Scholarships

Scholarships for First-Year Students

Clark Merit Scholarships

Clark University has several different merit- and achievement-based scholarships, outlined below. Every applicant to Clark will be considered for these scholarships. No separate application is required, except where noted.

Admitted students who have excelled in secondary school and whose academic achievement and personal qualities indicate they will perform at the highest level when they enroll at the University will be given top consideration for these awards. Decisions about which scholarship, if any, an admitted student will receive are based on academic qualifications as indicated in their application for admission, not on family need. Students who are awarded a merit-based scholarship will be notified of this when they receive their admissions decision. Approximately 60% of our students receive merit-based awards.

Students whose financial need is greater than the amount of the scholarship may be eligible for additional assistance through a combination of grants, loans and work-study. Information about need-based financial aid.

Richard Traina Scholarship

Robert Goddard Scholarship

Jonas Clark Scholarship

Global Scholars Program Scholarship

Presidential LEEP Scholarships

  • Awarded to approximately five students each year, the Presidential LEEP Scholarship is a prestigious award for students whose academic record and leadership potential places them at the very top of Clark’s applicant pool.
  • Full tuition, on-campus room and board for all four years, regardless of a family’s financial need
  • Requires two additional scholarship essays due Feb. 1 for all applicants. Regular Decision applicants have until Feb. 1. EA/ED applicants who submit scholarship applications after Dec. 1 but before Feb. 1 will receive notification of their scholarship status in March.
  • To maintain the scholarship, a student must meet year-to-year continuation requirements; these requirements are included with the student’s admission and awards letter.

How to apply

If you are interested in the Presidential LEEP Scholarship, simply check that option when you fill out the Common Application (available after Aug. 1).

You’ll then receive detailed information — including the topics of the two short essays — on how to apply for the scholarship. The final deadline for submitting the essays is Feb. 1, for Early Action, Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates.

Students will be notified in March if they have been selected for an interview.

The Admissions Committee chooses finalists based on the strength of their applications for admission and other criteria identified by the committee. Last year, the committee reviewed more than 450 scholarship applications from the U.S. and around the world before inviting 15 finalists for interviews; of those 15, five were awarded the scholarship and became members of the incoming class.

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Clark University’s commitment to community service is embodied in our motto.

“Challenge Convention. Change Our World.”

To support those efforts, Clark University, beginning with the 2018/2019 academic year, will match your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award dollar for dollar to any full-time undergraduate day student admitted into a degree program at the University.

To access your Segal AmeriCorp Education Award and University match award:

  • Log into your Segal AmeriCorp Portal, choose the Education award and enter Clark University as the certifying institution
  • Our Office will receive notification from AmeriCorp requesting certification of your enrollment
  • Once certified your AmeriCorp Award and the match will be added to your financial aid award

Please remember you will need to do this each semester that you wish to use the education award. Renewal of the scholarship and matching award from semester to semester will be in accordance with the University scholarship guidelines and the student’s continued eligibility for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

Private Scholarships

There are many resources available to you independent of Clark University and the federal/state processes. Local organizations as well as statewide and national organizations have funds available for students who meet their criteria. The hardest part can be locating these opportunities. This page provides some useful information when conducting a search for private scholarships.

As with any online search you want to be careful to avoid anything that may be a scam. You may want to watch out for the following things that can potentially make the search a waste of time and a potential headache for you:

  • There is a charge for the service being provided. Scholarships are meant to help students and if you are paying for the service you may want to skip it altogether.
  • No essay is required. If you are only providing personal information and no other information is required it could mean this is an organization looking to sell the information. Never provide your social security number or other sensitive information unless you know the scholarship is from a legitimate source.

IMPORTANT: All sources of private student financial aid need to be reported to the Clark University Office of Financial Assistance in writing. Private scholarships are considered part of your aid package and will be applied first to unmet financial need, then to replace loans and/or work study, and if necessary, to reduce institutional grants. Scholarships from non-meritorious sources, such as a parent’s employer, will reduce the Clark grant dollar for dollar

If you are an international high school student, you could be eligible for scholarships to help pay for the cost of your undergraduate education at Clark University.

Scholarships are offered by Clark and many other organizations.

Your eligibility for scholarships depends on your academic accomplishments, in addition to other factors.

Clark merit scholarships

If you are an international student applying to your first year of undergraduate study at Clark University, you could be eligible for merit scholarships offered by the University.

When you send in your admissions application, you will be considered automatically for several merit scholarships. Our Presidential LEEP Scholarship and Global Scholars Program Scholarship require separate applications; however, the rest of our merit scholarships do not.

Your eligibility for scholarships depends on your academic achievement (those indicated on your application for admission), not on your family need. However, international students who may qualify for scholarships are still expected to demonstrate the ability to cover a significant percentage of the cost of their education. This includes students who wish to be considered for the Presidential LEEP Scholarship or the Global Scholars Program. On average, international students at Clark pay $25,000 to $45,000 per year.

If you are awarded a merit scholarship, you will be notified when you receive your admissions decision.

Below are the merit scholarships offered to entering first-year international students at Clark University

Presidential LEEP Scholarships

  • Awarded to approximately five students each year, the Presidential LEEP Scholarship is a prestigious award for students whose academic record and leadership potential places them at the very top of Clark’s applicant pool.
  • Full tuition, on-campus room and board for all four years, regardless of a family’s financial need.
  • Requires two additional scholarship essays due Feb. 1 for all applicants. Regular Decision applicants have until Feb. 1. EA/ED applicants who submit scholarship applications after Dec. 1 but before Feb. 1 will receive notification of their scholarship status in March.
  • To maintain the scholarship, a student must meet year-to-year continuation requirements; these requirements are included with the student’s admission and awards letter.

How to apply

If you are interested in the Presidential LEEP Scholarship, simply check that option when you fill out the Common Application (available after Aug. 1).

You’ll then receive detailed information — including the topics of the two short essays — on how to apply for the scholarship. The final deadline for submitting the essays is Feb. 1, for Early Action, Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates.

Students will be notified in March if they have been selected for an interview.

The Admissions Committee chooses finalists based on the strength of their applications for admission and other criteria identified by the committee. Last year, the committee reviewed more than 450 scholarship applications from the U.S. and around the world before inviting 15 finalists for interviews; of those 15, five were awarded the scholarship and became members of the incoming class. Typically, one or two international students receive this award each year.

The Global Scholars Program builds on Clark University’s long-standing commitment to provide a challenging education with a global focus.

To be eligible, you must be a first-year applicant (not a transfer student) who has attended school overseas for at least four years. Clark also will consider international citizens attending school in the United States.

You also should have demonstrated the potential to provide leadership in your community and the world and to commit to making a difference.

If your financial need is greater than the amount of the Global Scholars award, you may be eligible for up to an additional $5,000 in need-based financial aid.

How to apply

If you are interested in the Global Scholars Program, simply check that option when you fill out the Common Application (available after Aug. 1).

You’ll then receive detailed information — including the topic of the short essay — on how to apply for the scholarship. The deadline for submitting the essay is Nov. 15 for Early Action and Early Decision, and Feb. 1 for Regular Decision candidates.

What you can expect

If admitted to the Global Scholars Program, you will receive a scholarship of $15,000 to $25,000 per year (for four years, contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal).

For more information

For more information on the program and to view profiles of current Global Scholars, please visit the International Students and Scholars Office.

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We are the Marketing Team from NOM Global Education & Travel Solutions, and we built this blog to help Cameroonians in particular and Africans in general to easily find and apply to scholarships and grants.

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