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Clark University Targets AmeriCorps Experience, Offers Over $500,000 in AmeriCorps Alum Scholarships in 2013 Alone!

August 5, 2013

2013.08.Clark.Logo.BlogClark University is a small, academically innovative institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts—the heart of New England.  It offers a personalized, collaborative learning experience to its graduate student community. Clark students work across disciplines, network and conduct research with prominent faculty and alumni, and gain the capability they need to challenge convention and change the world. In classes with peers from around the globe, Clark students apply new-found skills to help solve real-world problems. Like AmeriCorps, Clark’s mission is to develop dynamic leaders who make a positive impact on the lives—and livelihoods—of people in the U.S. and abroad.

Clark does this through its master’s degree programs in the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) and the International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department. Clark’s community of scholars and practitioners, which includes many AmeriCorps alumni, is dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic well-being in both the developing and developed world.

Combining this philosophy with its strong commitment to service programs like AmeriCorps Alums, Clark is a leading graduate school option for AmeriCorps alumni throughout the country. Clark’s commitment includes:

  • Providing over $500,000 in scholarship assistance to AmeriCorps alumni enrolled in 2013
  • Offering a minimum of $23,520 in scholarship assistance to all AmeriCorps alumni admitted to GSOM or IDCE graduate programs
  • Waiving the application fee for all AmeriCorps alumni applicants

For example, take Laura Cane, an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna and 2011 Clark graduate who served in Michigan Campus Compact, Lansing, MI from 2008 to 2009.

 2013.08.Laura CaneI chose Clark because it offered a forward-looking and dynamic MBA program, unlike any other program I had seen. It promised a different approach to business, focused on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.”

Laura is currently serving as a Program Associate for a USAID-funded global health project, providing communications and program support.

Clark is currently recruiting AmeriCorps alumni in the following programs:

International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE)

  • MA in Community Development and Planning
  • MA in International Development and Social Change
  • MS in Environmental Science and Policy
  • MS in Geographic Information Science (GIS) for Development and Environment

Graduate School of Management (GSOM)

  • MBA
  • MS in Accounting
  • MS in Finance

Dual Degrees

  • MBA/MA in Community Development and Planning
  • MBA/MS in Environmental Science and Policy

For more information on Clark’s graduate program, go to, call 508-793-7373, or email

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