Merit Scholarships for U.S. Transfer Students
Clark Merit Scholarships
Clark University has several different merit-/achievement-based scholarships for transfer students, outlined below. Every domestic transfer applicant to Clark will be considered for the scholarship(s) for which they are eligible; there is no separate application required.
Admitted students who have excelled in secondary school and college 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 are receiving 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.
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Clark University Transfer Scholarship
$10,000 | Merit-based
The Clark University Transfer Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship for students who are transfering to Clark from any two- or four-year institution. To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA at their post-secondary institution. If the transfer student has not completed a full year of college credit, his or her high school record will also be taken in to account. Applicants must have submitted their application with all supporting credentials by the application deadline.
Transfer Achievement Scholarship
$12,000 | Merit-based
The Transfer Achievement Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship for students transferring to Clark through one of our articulation agreements. To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA at their post-secondary institution while carrying a full course load, and submitted their application with all supporting credentials by the application deadline.
Jonas Clark Transfer Scholarship
$7,000 | Merit-based
The Jonas Clark Transfer Scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship for students transferring to Clark through one of our articulation agreements. To be eligible, students must have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at their post-secondary institution while carrying a full course load, and submitted their application with all supporting credentials by the application deadline.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
$12,000 | Merit-based | Awarded to students transferring from two-year schools
The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship is for students transferring to Clark from two-year colleges. To be eligible, candidates must be members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and be transferring to Clark with an associate's degree. Admission applications and all supporting credentials must be received by the stated deadlines.
Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Scholarship
$15,000 | Merit-based | Awarded to students transferring from two-year schools
The Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Scholarship may be awarded to students transferring to Clark from two-year colleges who have been nominated to the Phi Theta Kappa/All-USA Academic Team. To be eligible, candidates must have a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average and be transferring to Clark with an associate's degree. Admission applications and all supporting credentials must be received by the stated deadlines.
Segal Americorps Scholarship
For recipients of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
Clark University will match the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award by providing a scholarship to any full-time undergraduate day student admitted into a degree program at the University. If a student is eligible for any other scholarship award at the University the matching award will be blended with the other scholarship award. Renewal of the scholarship from year to year will be in accordance with University scholarship guidelines and the student's continued eligibility for the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
Clark University's commitment to community service is embodied in its motto "Challenge Convention. Change Our World." It is a commitment demonstrated on a daily basis by the work the Clark community does with our Worcester neighborhood, by the service-related internships available to our students both locally and in overseas study abroad settings, by the annual TREK program that focuses on rebuilding homes in New Orleans, and by Clark's liberal arts curriculum that focuses on ensuring that our students make a difference in their communities and in the world, regardless of their fields of study or their career choices.
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Office of Financial Assistance at Clark University is pleased to announce our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) portion of the Post 9/11 Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
The YRP is a partnership between the University and the Veterans’ Administration (VA) to assist eligible students with tuition expenses. For more information on this program, please visit the VA website.
Student eligibility for this and all VA Education Benefit Programs is determined by the VA. To determine if you are eligible, please contact the VA at: 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551). In general, individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. Therefore, you may be eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
- You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
- You are making satisfactory academic progress as defined by Clark University.
- You are enrolled full time or part time.
To apply for this or any VA education benefit, visit the VA website and complete the application form 22-1990; the VA will respond by sending you a Certificate of Eligibility explaining the program(s) for which you are eligible. Forward this certificate of eligibility, along with a copy of the online benefits application form, a copy of your DD-214, and a note indicating the program for which you are applying to:
Office of Financial Assistance
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610
You will receive notification via your Clark University email address when the benefit has been certified.
If you have questions about VA education programs or your eligibility for these programs, please contact the VA at: 1-888-GIBILL1. If you have questions about Clark’s certification process, please the Office of Financial Assistance at: 508-793-7478.