Scholarships


Clarkson Scholarships help provide affordable education to students of modest means and academic excellence. These scholarships, many of which are funded by Clarkson Alumni, have made — and continue to make — a difference in the lives of our students.

School of Business Scholarships

Merit Based MBA Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded starting in late April and are awarded as long as funds are available.

Full Time Graduate Students

Residential MBA degree program students are automatically considered for scholarships and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. As long as funds are available, scholarships are given based on academic achievement (GPA) and GMAT results.

Clarkson students are expected to maintain excellence to maintain scholarship status. Accelerated BS/BA/MBA students who wish to qualify for merit scholarships should take the GMAT regardless of their grade point average.

Flexible MBA Students

Students pursuing the flexible MBA will be considered for merit scholarships based on that portion of their tuition not reimbursable by an employer. Tuition waivers will be awarded. Students interested in being considered for part-time financial aid must inform the Director of Graduate Admissions and Registrar in writing and submit a copy of their employer’s tuition benefits policy.

International Students

International graduate study students will be considered on an individual basis for merit-based scholarships.

Scholars Program

The Scholars Program at Clarkson University is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and professional excellence. Students who are accepted into the program receive up to $25,000 in tuition scholarship and the opportunity to replace two electives with a research project completed in conjunction with a faculty mentor.

Making it all possible.

Clarkson offers a wide variety of scholarships, work-study positions, financial aid and other forms of financial assistance that can help you get the degree you want.

• Scholarships
There is no limit to the number of scholarships that can be awarded in an academic year. Academic scholarships include merit-based, professional and leadership awards.

• Share the Love Referral Program
Current and referred students who attend each receive one free, 3-credit course.

• Graduate Assistant
Work with faculty, staff and undergraduates. The nature of work varies. Assistants can earn up to $1,500 per semester. For more information contact us.

Department of Education Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. You are encouraged to apply early. Starting the program in the Winter or Spring terms spreads the workload over 15-18 months, allowing for a reduced course load while interning.

The Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarships are the most prestigious merit award in the Department of Education at Clarkson University. Students’ applications are automatically reviewed for merit scholarship based on previous coursework and the rigor of their undergraduate portfolio.

Need-based Scholarships

Clarkson University provides need-based tuition assistance to a limited number of students. To qualify, students must complete the FAFSA, as well as a need-based scholarship application.

Special Scholarship Opportunities

Clarkson University is fortunate to receive unique scholarships from generous donors. These include scholarships designed to support students who grew up in Schenectady or the Capital Region. Applicants are encouraged to inquire about other current opportunities.

New York State Funded Scholarships

Clarkson actively solicits grants that provide student scholarships. For 2014-2015, funding is available to support full-time study (two courses per term) for math or science students in the MAT program.LEARN MORE.

Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) Grant

The New York State Education Department has awarded the Department of Education at Clarkson University a three year, Teacher Opportunity Corps (TOC) grant. This grant provides four $12,000 scholarships plus $3000 in Clarkson match for four minority students per year for each of the next three academic years. This award recognizes the quality of Clarkson University’s MAT program, as only 8 of the over 200 teacher education programs in New York State received this funding. Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply by contacting the School of Education Department.

Williams Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Harriet and Roscoe L. Williams, whose lives of dedication and service enriched schools and communities in Dutchess County, Adirondack, and Capital District regions of New York State. The Williams family provides scholarship assistance to highly qualified MAT graduate students who are preparing for careers in classroom teaching and educational administration in New York.

In addition to scholarship, students may be eligible to receive transfer credit or course waivers for previous study. Scholarship, course waivers and transfer credit reduce the cost of earning a degree at Clarkson University.

School of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarships

A limited number of one-year and/or partial year tuition scholarships are available for qualified full-time students. A limited number of stipends are also available. Most scholarships and/or stipends are associated with department assistantships or completion of a master’s thesis as part of the qualified applicant’s plan of study to complete his/her degree program.

Apply for the Clarkson University Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and Computer Science Scholarship.