Office of Financial Assistance

Financial Aid and Financial Assistance

Scholarships for First-Year U.S. Students

Clark Merit Scholarships

Clark University has several different merit- and achievement-based scholarships, outlined below. Every domestic 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.


Traina Scholarship

$20,000 | Merit-based

Traina Scholarships are awarded to exceptional incoming students who have proven through their work in high school, and overall application assessment, that they are ready to perform at the highest level when they enroll at the University.

Eligible students will receive an $80,000, four-year award ($20,000 per year), regardless of their family's financial need, provided year-to-year continuation requirements are met.


Achievement Scholarship

$15,000 | Merit-based

Achievement Scholarships are awarded to accomplished incoming students who have demonstrated very strong academic potential through their work in high school and overall application assessment.

Eligible students will receive a $60,000 four-year award ($15,000 per year) regardless of their family's financial need, provided year-to-year continuation requirements are met.


Jonas Clark Scholarship

$10,000 | Merit-based

Jonas Clark Scholarships are awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated good academic potential through their work in high school and and overall application assessment.

Eligible students will receive a $40,000 four-year award ($10,000 per year), regardless of their family's financial need, provided year-to-year continuation requirements are met.


Global Scholars Program Scholarship

U.S. citizens/permanent residents who reside overseas and will complete their entire secondary school education outside the U.S. are eligible for consideration. Learn more about the Global Scholars Program.


LEEP Scholarships

The LEEP Scholarship is for ambitious first-year applicants whose high school records place them at the top of Clark's applicant pool. You could benefit from everything Clark has to offer—at no cost for tuition, room or board. Think you have what it takes to be a LEEP Scholar? Learn more »