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 will receive a scholarship of between $5,000 and $25,000 per year (contingent upon meeting academic standards for renewal) and are eligible to receive a $2,500 stipend to pursue and approved project of their own initiative during the summer after their junior year at Clark.
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:
Each fall the Global Scholars who participated in research or internships over the summer present their work to other students, faculty and staff. They have also presented discussion panels regarding issues of global significance. Some topics covered have been humantrafficking, illegal arms trade, HIV/AIDS, and gang violence.
Community Service includes participation in Just Do It Day, clothing drives, a benefit concert for the Worcester County Foodbank, cultural presentations to the Girl Scouts, fundraising global game night to benefit a local African community and a TedX event.