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The Clarkson School Presidential Scholarship
The $80,000 Clarkson School Presidential Scholarship is one
of the highest honors given to incoming students. Each year,
five scholars will be chosen to receive this $20,000 per year
award. Recipients are selected based on their high school GPA,
standardized test scores, and extracurricular involvement. In order
to receive full consideration, students must submit The Clarkson
School application portfolio by April 15, 2014.*
The Clarkson School Scholars Award
This award is given by a participating high school guidance
counselor to a student during his/her junior year. This award
provides $15,000 yearly and can be used for up to four years while
attending Clarkson University. Eligible students considered for
nomination must be in an accelerated high school program and
have maintained a GPA of 93 or higher or are ranked in the top
15% of their class.*
The Clarkson School Merit Award
This award is available based solely on prior academic success
and promise of future achievement. The student must have a 2.0
cumulative average at the end of the spring semester to continue
receiving the award for the following years.*
The Clarkson School Grant
This grant is based primarily on financial need and academic
achievement. The award is renewed each year based on the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The student
must remain in good academic standing at Clarkson to continue
receiving the award for the following years.
The Clarkson School Adirondack Scholars Award
Students eligible for this award must reside in one of the following
counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson,
Lewis, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington. Students must have
a minimum high school average of 90, complete an on-campus
interview, and submit an essay. The award is $6,000 per year, as
long as the student remains in good academic standing at Clarkson.
The Clarkson School Holcroft Grant
This grant is based on a very strong potential for success in
combination with the recommendation from a Clarkson alumnus/
alumna. The student must remain in good academic standing to
continue receiving the award for the following years.
Five-Boroughs Scholarship
This award recognizes students from the five boroughs (Brooklyn,
Bronx, Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island) for their hard work
and commitment to academics. Recipients will receive $6,000 per
year upon enrollment at Clarkson.
FIRST Scholarship
This award recognizes select high school seniors
who have participated on a FIRST Robotics (FRC)
or Tech Challenge (FTC) team.
Project Lead the Way Scholarship
This award goes to select students who have completed
three of the five Project Lead the Way courses in their
high school.
Special Scholarships and Grants
Martin LaFleur ’10:
Ph.D. candidate in Immunology at Harvard University
Stephanie (Light) Eames ’04:
Recently became coordinator for the Long Trail School’s International Baccalaureate
Diploma Program, a first for the state of Vermont. She is in her third year as a librarian at the school in Dorset and serves on
several committees of the American Library Association.
Ali Boolani ’99:
Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Georgia in the Kinesiology department.
Michael Hopkins ’98:
Recently awarded a doctorate from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at
Dartmouth College. Michael’s research has explored the benefits of exercise on brain function and he is a coauthor of 13
published research articles. His work has been highlighted on the website of the NIH and featured in national news media,
including The New York Times.
Joel Geoghegan ’95:
Moved to Adelaide, Australia, to manage a research laboratory focused on discovering the underlying
genetic causes of cancer.
Leif Steinhour ’91:
After two years managing factories in Asia, Leif returned to the U.S. to design a rebreather and
navigation equipment for divers. He is currently building robots at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley.
Talicia Raggs ’90:
A writer for network television. Her last series is “NYC22,” airing in the spring on CBS, and before that
“Saving Grace,” airing on TNT.
Lili Barouch ’88:
Cardiologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
What our students go on to achieve
Please note: A student can only receive one Clarkson merit-based award.
If a student has already received a merit award and is then nominated
for another, the student will be eligible to receive the award with the
higher value.
Clarkson University is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and has endorsed the principles of good practice. Clarkson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, religion, national
origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status in provision of educational opportunity or employment opportunities and benefits.
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