There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.
International students who wish to study in the United States often have limited opportunities for funding. The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at Clark University, however, provides scholarship dollars to incoming international students who have demonstrated considerable leadership skills in their home countries. The program allows the good work of recipients to continue on campus with mandatory community service participation. Additionally, scholarship winners benefit from a dedicated mentor during their entire college experience.
Scholarship: The Global Scholars Program Scholarship
Awarding Organization: Clark University
Amount: $5,000 – $25,000 per year, plus a stipend to pursue a summer research project
Number of Scholarships Awarded: Varies
Eligible Students: Incoming international students
Eligible College(s): Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
How to Apply: Students must indicate on the Common Application that they wish to be considered for the Global Scholars Program. Additionally, students must complete the essay prompt for this program.
Deadline: January 15th
Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.