Global Scholars are paired with an administrator, peer, or alumni mentor who assist them throughout their time at Clark.
GSP participants will receive a $20,000 scholarship ($5,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study) and are eligible to receive a $2,500 stipend to pursue an approved project of their own initiative during the summer after their junior year at Clark.
Students admitted to the Global Scholars Program will receive:
A scholarship of no less than $5,000 ** ($20,000 for four years contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal);
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;
A supportive network of faculty, students, staff, alumni and peers;
Participation in the Global Scholars Mentor Program, including an annual buffet dinner hosted by the President of Clark University. In addition to being assigned to a faculty advisor, staff or alumni leadership mentors will support Global Scholars.
** Applicants with financial need greater than the amount of the Global Scholars award may be eligible for additional need-based financial aid.
The award will last for four years i.e. the whole duration of applicant’s chosen undergraduate study (renewable, subject to maintaining conditions of academic standards)
The deadline date for submission of all applications for international applicants is on/before 15th January; while that for U.S. citizens is on/before 1st February.
Clark University is an American private university and liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest educational institution founded as an all-graduate university in the United States. Clark now also educates undergraduates.
The U.S. News & World Report ranked Clark 75th nationally in 2014, 83rd in 2013, and 95th in 2012. In 2013, Forbes ranked Clark University #51 in research. The acceptance rate of the undergraduate class in 2014 was 54%. It is best known for being the birth place of rocket propulsion.
Clark is one of 40 schools profiled in the book Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope. Those who attend Clark University are colloquially called “Clarkies”.
Successful candidates will be first-year applicants who have the demonstrated potential to provide leadership in their community and the world and who are committed to making a difference. With regard to first-year applicants, students transferring from another college or university are not eligible for the GSP.
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. are eligible.
Candidates should be outstanding students who are also deeply engaged in their school or local communities.
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