Clark University offers the Global Scholars Program which are open to High school students who are NOT permanent residents or citizens of the United States, as well as U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside overseas and will complete their entire secondary school education outside the U.S. A scholarship of between $5,000 and $25,000 per year (subject to conditions) and a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following the sophomore or junior year is included with the award.
Clark University is an American private research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. It is adjacent to University Park and is an hour west of Boston.
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.
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.Note: All deadlines have passed for students applying to enter Clark in fall 2016; the deadlines below are for students applying for fall 2017.
1. Presidential LEEP Scholarships
Clark University’s Presidential LEEP Scholars Program is part of the University’s pioneering model of education, Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP), which combines a robust liberal arts experience with authentic engagement in the world and workplace.
You are an ideal candidate for the Presidential LEEP Scholarship if your high school record places you at the top of Clark University's applicant pool, and you demonstrate a strong desire to:
Pursue a demanding academic schedule.
Collaborate with peers and professors.
Meet ambitious career and life goals.
Join a community of scholars with a strong commitment to global change.
Tackle complex challenges at home and abroad.
Deadlines to apply (for students applying to Clark for fall 2017)
Early Action deadline: Nov. 1, 2016
Early Decision deadline: Nov. 1, 2016
Regular Decision deadline: Jan. 15, 2017
Essay deadline for Early Decision and Regular Decision: Feb. 1, 2017
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, 2016).
You’ll then receive detailed information — including the topics of two short essays — on how to apply for the scholarship. The deadline for submitting the essays is Feb. 1 for both Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates.
Semi-finalists will be notified by the end of February, and finalist interviews will be conducted in March.
The Admissions Committee chooses finalists based on the strength of their applications for admission and other criteria identified by the committee.
What you can expect
You’ll have the resources and opportunities to explore your interests in depth. You'll take control of your education, connect with pioneers in their fields and develop skills to drive tomorrow's innovations.
More specifically, you’ll receive these benefits:
Free tuition, room and board for four years: Your annual scholarship renewal would be contingent on your maintaining a strong academic record at Clark for each of your four years as an undergraduate.
A free master’s degree, if applicable: If you’re interested — and you meet certain eligibility requirements for Clark’s Accelerated B.A./Master's Degree Program — you can complete a master's degree as a fifth-year student, completely tuition-free.
A significant, funded research project: Before graduation, you’ll complete a LEEP Project, demonstrating mastery of the five LEEP learning outcomes, including the ability to integrate skills and knowledge and to solve complex problems through creative thinking, collaboration and persistence. You’ll receive stipends to complete your LEEP Project.
A circle of support: At Clark, you’ll be surrounded by people eager to help you apply your talents, including faculty, alumni, career advisers and business and community leaders. With the guidance and mentorship of experts, you’ll design an ambitious academic track that includes interdisciplinary courses, internships, research projects and study abroad experiences.
Transformative internship experiences: You’ll work in Communities of Effective Practice — multigenerational, interdisciplinary groups — on a particular task or topic, such as assisting in consultations with local entrepreneurs, helping analyze the results of a psychology study or collecting field-based data on climate change.
A community that cares about the world: Clark graduates are known for changing the lives of others. You’ll collaborate with and be inspired by students, faculty, administrators, alumni and industry professionals who are as passionate as you are about creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
2. Global Scholars Program Scholarship
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.
Deadlines to apply
January 15, 2017: International applicants (those applying to Clark for fall 2017)
What you can expect
If admitted to the Global Scholars Program, you will:
Receive a scholarship of between $5,000 and $25,000 per year (contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal)
Receive a guaranteed $2,500 taxable stipend for a paid internship or research assistantship taken for academic credit during the summer following your sophomore or junior year.
Participate in the Global Scholars Mentor Program, including an annual buffet dinner hosted by the president of Clark University. You will be assigned to a faculty adviser, as well as receive guidance from staff or alumni leadership mentors.
For more information
Here is the website to apply for these 2 and more scholarships: http://www.clarku.edu/scholarships-first-year-international-students#global