International Students and Scholars Office

Clark students

Global Scholars Program

What is the Global Scholars Program?

The Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a special program for incoming international students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their home communities before attending Clark. Global scholars receive guidance and opportunities to build on their leadership skills so they can make a difference at Clark, in the Worcester area, and in the global community. Global Scholars are paired with an administrator, peer, or alumni mentor who assist them throughout their time at Clark. GSP participants receive a minimum of a $60,000 four-year scholarship ($15,000 per year) and are eligible to receive a $2,500 taxable internship fellowship through LEEP.

What are the Global Scholars Doing?

Each year the Global Scholars Program Student Coordinator works with the Global Scholars to come up with events and activities that have meaning and make a difference at Clark and in the Worcester community. Some activities we have done in the past are:

Academic Panels
Each fall the Global Scholars who participated in research or internships over the summer present their work to other students, faculty and staff at an internship panel. They have also presented discussion panels regarding issues of  global significance. Some topics covered have been human trafficking, illegal arms trade, HIV/AIDS, and gang violence.

Community Service
Just Do It Day, clothing drives, benefit concert for the Worcester County Foodbank, cultural presentations to the Girl Scouts.

Global Scholar Profiles

Class of 2011
Class of 2012
Class of 2013
Class of 2014