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Paying for graduate school doesn’t have to be a daunting obstacle.

Clark University understands the financial commitment involved when pursuing an advanced degree, and we do our best to help each student achieve their individual academic goals.

Clark University awards merit-based scholarships to qualified U.S. citizens and international students who demonstrate academic potential and a commitment to Clark community values.

Merit-based scholarships are assessed during the application review process and no additional application is required.

Scholarship awards vary by department and program, and may total up to 50% of tuition and fees for accepted students.


Last year Clark granted more than $8.5 million in tuition scholarships to domestic and international students to assist with the cost of graduate education.

Students may also receive additional scholarship awards (see below).


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School and Departmental Scholarships

  • Clark University School of Management (SOM) Graduate Scholarships
  • Clark University Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Graduate Scholarships
  • Dean’s Graduate Scholarships
  • Presidential Graduate Scholarships

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship awards consider academic background, professional experience, and potential for success in the field, with additional consideration for the following:

Residents of the Central and Western regions of Massachusetts.

International Students who demonstrate a commitment to academic success and Clark University values.

Inclusive Excellence
Clark is committed to advancing inclusive excellence in graduate education, and supports high achieving students from various backgrounds that have been historically excluded from graduate education, including:

  • Members of historically underrepresented ethnic or racial groups
  • First generation college students
  • Single parents
  • Students with disabilities
  • LGBTQ+ Students

Women who demonstrate exceptional potential for leadership and academic achievement.

Mid-Career Professionals returning to graduate study.

Changemakers who show a passion in their work or personal lives for the Clark ideals of “Challenging Convention and Changing Our World.”

Students committed to Social Justice, the Environment, and Sustainable Development.

Public and Community Service and Service Members including public servants, non-profit leaders, educators, military personnel, first responders, and health care workers.

National Service Partnerships:

  • We are a proud to partner with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and City Year and provide 50% tuition fellowships to returned service volunteers accepted to IDCE and School of Management graduate programs.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Members: The School of Management is proud to offer 50% tuition scholarships to BGS members.

Scholarships for Clark Alumni

Clark undergraduate and graduate alumni admitted to a graduate degree program receive 50% tuition scholarships for School of Management on-campus programs, 30% tuition scholarships for School of Management online programs, 50% tuition scholarships for IDCE programs, and 30% tuition scholarships for School of Professional Studies programs.

Additional Financing Options

Financial Aid: You may be eligible for federal loans, grants, and external scholarship opportunities to help bridge the gap. Contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Assistantships: A limited number of salaried teaching, research, and/or graduate assistantships are available each semester. Enrolled students may apply for these positions at the start of their studies.

The Clark Office of Prestigious Fellowships and Scholarships helps connect the Clark community with national fellowship and scholarship opportunities and provides application assistance to interested students.

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions

Office Location
  • 138 Woodland St.
    Worcester MA 01610-1477

  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

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