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Clark Global Scholarship Program

Jonas G. Clark was a successful Massachusetts entrepreneur, abolitionist, book, and art collector. Clark envisioned that his university would open with a rigorous but affordable undergraduate college for young men. Although he was the founder, he did not do it alone. He had help from different people who together played their part to establish the university.

Today the University seeks to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society. In students and faculty, Clark fosters a commitment to excellence in studying traditional academic disciplines and innovation in exploring questions that cross disciplinary boundaries. The free pursuit of inquiry and the free exchange of ideas is central to that commitment.

The focus of Clark’s academic program is a liberal-arts education enriched by interactions among undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty, and is closely linked to a select number of professional programs. Clark also serves students who wish to continue formal education throughout their lives.

Students’ intellectual and personal growth is enhanced by a wide variety of educational programs and extracurricular activities. Clark believes that intellectual growth must be accompanied by the development of values, the cultivation of responsible independence, and the appreciation of a range of perspectives.

In addition, for more than 130 years, Clark University has thrived at the nexus of world-class teaching, boundary-pushing discovery, and creative invention. The father of rocket science. The founder of the American Psychological Association. Also, a co-inventor of the birth control pill. Members of our community have always challenged convention and found ways to change our world for the better. The Global Scholars Program builds on Clark University’s long-standing commitment to providing a challenging education with a global focus.  The University also offers other merit scholarships for international students such as the International Traina Scholarship.


Clark University in Massachusetts, USA.

Fields of Study/Levels of Study

Any eligible course that the university offers will grant you the award. Therefore, applicants are to go to the official website below to know the courses the university has to offer. Also, this scholarship scheme is for undergraduate students only – those going in for their Bachelor’s degree.

Scholarship Value

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).  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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Application Instructions/Deadlines

Applications are currently closed.

If you are interested in the Global Scholars Program, simply check that option when you fill out the Common Application. 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 15 November for Early Action and Early Decision. Also, on 1 February for Regular Decision candidates.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and detailed information on applying for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: APPLY HERE