High School Scholarship Award Criteria
The Clark Foundation Scholarship Program awards scholarships based on scholastic ability, personal character and conduct, service to his or her school and community, and the promise of successful achievement in higher education. If the student’s achievements justify support, The Clark Foundation Scholarship awards continue throughout the recipient’s eight-semester undergraduate career. A personal interview is required to enter the program as well as to maintain the scholarship each academic year.
The Clark Foundation Scholarship Program is not limited to helping students bound for traditional four-year colleges. Students attending accredited certificate, associate degree or baccalaureate level programs are eligible for support. In some cases, programs requiring additional semesters also receive approval. Support for extended studies is focused on health care programs (for example pharmacy or physical therapy). Graduate assistance is limited to Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant programs.
Applying as a College or Non-traditional Student
Those graduates who do not receive a scholarship in high school may apply for an award after attending college for one year. Students must graduate from one of the 13 locations, attend an accredited college full-time with a minimum of 12 credit hours for two consecutive semesters and achieve a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.
Adult students who are documented 10 year residents (after age 18) of one of the 12 school districts are also eligible to apply for a scholarship (for GMU and Morris, eligibility starts from the year 2015). Those applicants must fulfill the above criteria to indicate academic success potential.