Federal & State

Federal

Federal Grants are need based awards that do not need to be repaid.

Pell Grants: Eligibility for this undergraduate grant program is determined by the information you provide on your FAFSA.  To be eligible for a Pell Grant for the 2017-2018 academic year, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $5,328.  Award amounts range from $606-$5920.  The EFC limit and award amounts are determined annually by the US Department of Education.  If you received a Pell Grant for the first time on or after July 1, 2008, you can receive this grant for up to 12 semesters. 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): This federal grant program is awarded to undergraduate Pell Grant recipients with the lowest Expected Family Contribution.  Awards range from $500-$700 annually.  Availability is dependent on federal funding.

State

The New York State Higher Education Assistance Corporation (HESC) administers the New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other Scholarship Programs.  These are available for students who meet residence, income, academic, or other requirements, as established by state law.

If you are a New York State resident, you can apply for New York State aid online by using the New York State resident TAP application link on the FAFSA Submission Confirmation page.  If you do not already have a HESCpin, you will then need to establish one to complete your Express TAP (ETA) application.  Some NYS Scholarships such as the Award for Academic Excellence require you submit a TAP application annually.

An estimated NYS TAP award may be included as part of your financial aid award package, however the state’s notification is your official approved award.  In order to receive your award, you must be enrolled as a full-time student and be making satisfactory academic progress according to New York State law.  Standards of satisfactory academic standards for TAP are located in the Financial Aid Section of the Clarkson Regulations (link to FA Regulations on the FA web-site).

For more information regarding awards available to New York State residents, visit https://www.hesc.ny.gov/

Other States
Several States including Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania have reciprocal agreements with New York State. This means that, as a resident of that state, you may be eligible to receive an award while attending Clarkson.  Check with the higher education authority in your state or visit NASFAA for more information.

Institutional, Endowed & Sponsored

Institutional

Clarkson offers a wide range of institutionally funded Scholarships and Grants.  Scholarships are merit based awards while grants are need-based awards.  The Office of New Student Financial Aid will offer you scholarships and/or grants depending upon your admissions application and your financial need as reported on your FAFSA. These awards do not require repayment and are renewable annually provided you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress in your degree program.  Certain scholarships may also require a minimum GPA or continuation in a specific degree program.  Grants require you to submit a FAFSA each year and continue to demonstrate financial need.

Endowed and Sponsored

Various alumni, individuals, foundations, and corporations have donated funds to establish scholarships for Clarkson students who meet certain criteria.  These criteria may include, but are not limited to, specific majors, GPA, evidence of leadership, geographical location of hometown or high school, class year, financial need and extracurricular activities. Endowed scholarships provide assistance to students in perpetuity.  Sponsored scholarships provide assistance on an annual basis.

Separate applications are not required.  Students who meet the criteria for these scholarships are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee.

Scholarships established through the generosity of Clarkson benefactors are awarded with the understanding that there is a moral obligation for the student to repay the funds received.  By accepting the scholarship award, the student accepts the moral responsibility to contribute to Clarkson when financially able to do so.  By fulfilling this moral obligation, the student will help replenish the scholarship fund, ensuring Clarkson will be able to offer institutional aid to future students.  A list of the endowed and sponsored scholarships can be found in the college catalog.

Scholarship Searches

Scholarship    Amount    Details

Academic Invest    Varies    Academic Invest - Scholarship listings for American and Canadian students in Arts, Business, Engineering, and Science.

AREMA Educational Foundation    Varies    AREMA Educational Foundation - Provides scholarships to engineering students. General criteria – have an interest in railway engineering, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be available for interview by the AREMA Scholarship Committee. Various types of scholarships are available. Priority given to a Clarkson University student for the New York Central Railroad Memorial Scholarship. Deadline: varies.

cuLearn with Thrivent    $5000    cuLearn- This is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

StudentScholarships.org    Varies   

StudentScholarships.org - "NY's leading source" for finding scholarship money.

 

Emerson Automation Solutions   $5000   EMERSON- The program awards two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provides $1,000 grants to their colleges’ engineering departments, and hosts the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International in 2019. Application deadline is April 23, 2019.