Scholarships and Financial Aid
Clark students studying abroad receive academic credit and grades as if they were residing at Clark. Studying abroad does not have to be more expensive then a semester here in Worcester you plan on if you plan early; a trip well-planned financially results in a less-stressful study abroad experience. This page is designed to help you navigate the costs involved with a study abroad experience.
Download a budget sheet to help determine your overall costs and appropriate need.
- Clark has chosen to allow students to study abroad on Clark Programs with those financial aid awards provided directly by Clark. This policy aims to avoid the situation whereby only financially independent students can afford to participate.
- You cannot access Work Study award while abroad, so consult with the Office of Financial Assistance well in advance in order to apply for a different form of aid. Often, Work Study can be translated into a student loan. If you receive a Stafford Loan, be sure to check with Financial Aid about the length of time needed to process any paperwork.
- International Scholarships are granted to enrich the Clark campus with international students and cannot be applied to off-campus programs.
- It is critical for students to talk to the Office of Financial Assistance to see how and when this is distributed, and whether there will be any changes to your overall financial aid package.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Clark University Sponsored
Clark University awards several scholarships to eligible students who are accepted to semester or year-long study abroad programs. Please note that many of these deadlines are for the following academic year - including all fall, spring and year-long programs for that year.
- The Marshall Geer McKim Memorial Fund (generally ranging from $1000 - $1,500) is awarded
annually to study abroad for a semester or entire year on a Clark program.
Students looking to study abroad in the 2017-18 academic year
should apply for the scholarship by the May 1, 2017 deadline. In that case,
your award will be tentative pending your acceptance on a study abroad program. Complete applications should be
submitted by May 1, each year to the Study Abroad Office.
- The University of East Anglia (UEA) Exchange Scholarship
is awarded each semester by the English Department. This award is merit-based and you must be an English major planning
to study at either the School of American Studies, School of Film and Television Studies, or School
of Literature and Creative Writing of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England for a semester
or the entire year. To apply, contact
Professor James Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org, English Department, Anderson House, x7152.
- The Zenovia Sochor Memorial Fund ($500) is awarded annually by the Political Science Department to declared Political Science majors or minors studying abroad in spring, preferably in an Eastern
European country, but programs like the London Internship and Namibia, etc are also acceptable.
Note: you must have a 3.40 GPA or higher to be eligible. There are no official application forms, but you need to submit a 1-2 page typewritten
essay, which includes the following information:
- your reasons and goals for studying abroad
- when and where you plan to study abroad
- your box number, email, and cell phone number
- your reasons and goals for studying abroad
Clark-Affiliated Program Scholarships
- American University Washington Semester Scholarships
- Augsburg Center for Global Studies (Southern Africa/Nambia) Scholarships
- CAPA Scholarships
- CIEE Scholarships
- CET Scholarships
- www.globalinksabroad.org/scholarships (EuroScholars)
- London School of Economics and Political Science Scholarship (General Course)
- Siena School for Liberal Arts, Siena School of Art
- SFS Scholarships
- University of Tasmania Scholarship (no scholarship application required, see link for details)
External Scholarship Opportunities
You may also be eligible for study abroad scholarships from organizations outside of Clark. Plan your program and apply for scholarships early. Scholarships are competitive and deadlines early.
Government and community organizations as well as host institutions or program providers may offer scholarships. While most are need-based, there are many academic scholarship opportunities available. Here is a list of some resources the Clark Study Abroad staff is familiar with. We encourage students to look for other department or community scholarships that might be available.
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Federal Pell Grant recipients only. Applicants should meet with the Clark Study Abroad Director and the Clark Financial Aid Office before submitting an application. (Appointments should be scheduled at least one week before the deadline.)
- Boren Awards for International
Study Run by the National Security Education Program - NSEP - (REQUIRED: Applicants must meet with the Director of Academic
Advising before submitting an application. Appointments should be scheduled at least one week before the deadline.)
- BUTEX (British Universities
Transatlantic Exchange Association)
- Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
- DAAD Undergraduate Program to Germany
- Ernest Hollings Scholarship Program - NOAA
- Foundation for Global Scholars
- Freeman-ASIA Scholarship
- Fund for Education Abroad
- Gateway to Study in Japan Portal
- General Federalization of Women's Clubs of MA
- International Education Fund (for Pell Grant recipients only)
- New England - China Scholarship Programs
- Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant
- SIT Study Abroad
- Truman Scholarship
- The Turkish Coalition of America
- The Udall Scholarship
Summer Study Abroad Scholarships
- SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies)
- UEA (University of East Anglia)
- University of Sussex
- Stirling University
- Fulbright Summer Study in the UK
Miscellaneous Scholarships and Award Opportunities
- CLS Critical Language Scholarship Program (This is a fully subsidized summer language program; no academic credit is awarded.)
- Worldnomads.com National Geographic Channel & JoJo's Adventures Bhutan (photography scholarship)
- The Forum Undergraduate Research Award (The Forum on Education Abroad is a major professional leader in the field of study abroad. Nomination from the Study Abroad Office and your academic advisor are required.)
Scholarship Databases and Web Search Engines
- Diversity Abroad
- GoAbroad.com Financing Information
- IIE Study Abroad Funding
- Fast Web
- Michigan State University Funding Database
- MIUSA (Mobility International)
- Scholarships for Study in the UK
Students may also wish to contact the Student Academic Success office for more resources and assistance applying for scholarships.