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Transfer Merit Scholarships

Contact the admissions office for financial aid information for students entering in the Fall 2014 semester.

Overall Requirements

All awards are only available to first-time, full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a day-time program.

TRANSFER PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Students with a cumulative college GPA of a 3.0 and above will qualify for a renewable transfer scholarship upon acceptance to Clarke. Presidential Scholarships are awarded up to $8,000 applicable towards tuition. Recipients of Transfer Presidential Scholarships have college credit beyond receiving a high school diploma or equivalent. Students who have attended more than one institution will be awarded based on the cumulative GPA earned at all accredited institutions attended. Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students in the daytime academic program.

TRANSFER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Transfer students with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 and above will be considered to receive a renewable transfer scholarship upon acceptance to Clarke. Achievement awards range from $4,000 to $5,500 applicable towards tuition. Recipients of Transfer Achievement Awards have college credit beyond receiving a high school diploma or equivalent. Students who have attended more than one institution will be awarded based on the cumulative GPA earned at all accredited institutions attended. Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students in the daytime academic program.

PHI THETA KAPPA

Transfer students with membership Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) indicated on an official community college transcript will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship in addition to their Achievement or Presidential award.

NICC TRIO-SSS PROGRAM

Transfer students participating in TRiO-Student Support Services at Northeast Iowa Community College are eligible for an additional $500 scholarship from Clarke University. Two students each fall will be awarded the scholarship for the years they are enrolled full-time in a daytime undergraduate program at Clarke. 

FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Students who intend to major in art, graphic design, music, drama, or musical theatre are eligible to receive a Fine Arts Scholarship upon audition and/or portfolio review by the academic department of their interest. Eligible candidates must complete the admissions process and gain acceptance by February 15, 2014 for priority consideration. Students must be full-time undergraduates in the daytime academic program. For more information about the Fine Arts Scholarship process, please visit the ArtMusic, and Drama department Web sites.

ATHLETIC TALENT AWARD

Athletic Talent Awards may be awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding athletic ability and academic success. Criteria include academic record, recommendations, achievements, and other evidence of ability to contribute to and benefit from the educational experience at Clarke. Talent scholarships are available in the following men’s and women’s sports: basketball, bowling, soccer, golf, track & field, cross country, volleyball, baseball and softball. Selected sports also offer junior varsity (JV) awards. Please contact the head coach of the desired sport about these awards.

LEGACY GRANT

Students with a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Clarke University graduate are eligible to receive a Clarke University Legacy Grant of $500 towards tuition (one award per student).  Students who are dependent and attend Clarke with a qualifying family member simultaneously are eligbile to receive the Legacy Grant.   Both family members must be full-time undergraduate students in the daytime academic program.

CLARKE CLASSIC SCHOLARSHIP

Students who attend a high school in Clayton, Clinton, Dubuque or Jackson Counties in Iowa; Grant County in Wisconsin, or Jo Daviess County in Illinois are eligible to receive the Clarke Classic Scholarship. One award will also be given for a transfer student from Northeast Iowa Community College. Eligible candidates must complete the admissions process and gain acceptance by February 15, 2014. This competitive scholarship requires submission of an application, letter of recommendation and a personal interview. Recipients will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship toward the cost of their first year's tuition. Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students in the daytime academic program. 

Selected Endowed Scholarships
For priority consideration, eligible candidates must complete the admissions process and gain acceptance by February 15, 2014.  Recipients of these scholarships will be awarded funds to use towards their first year’s tuition only.  Students must reapply each year to be considered for endowed funds in future years.  Candidates must display a serious desire to complete their education, possesses a reputation and character that would be a credit to Clarke and have financial need.

• Paul & Frances Barnes Scholarship
Students who intend to major in business and are resident of Cresco, IA or graduate of Crestwood High School, are eligible to receive the Paul & Frances Barnes Scholarship.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• BVM Sesquicentennial Scholarship
Students of color who demonstrate high financial need and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 are eligible to receive the BVM Sesquicentennial Scholarship.  Students selected for this scholarship will be awarded up to $1000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• Catherine Dunn, BVM, Ph.D. Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to minority students who demonstrate leadership in their community, maintain average or above average grades, and have financial need. Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

Gentle Krause Scholarship
Eligible candidates must be a resident of the state of Iowa whose mother attended Clarke University.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• Jacques Family Scholarship
Students of African American descent with demonstrated financial need, high potential for successful achievement and maintain average or above average grades are eligible for the Jacques Family Scholarship.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• Mary Kenneth Keller Computer Science Scholarship
Students who intend to major in computer information systems are eligible to receive the Keller Computer Science scholarship.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $500  to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• Marion Bink Harn Scholarship
Students who have shown a past commitment to volunteering, with preference given to residents from the city of Elkader, Iowa, are eligible to receive the Marion Bink Harn Scholarship.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• McNeil-Hurley Scholarship
The McNeil-Hurley Scholarship will be awarded to students who maintain average or above average grades, with special preference given to qualified students from St. Joseph’s Parish or Central Community High School in Elkader, IA, or from Clayton County, Iowa.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• Robert E. Molo Scholarship
Students must be a graduate of Wahlert High School in Dubuque and have average or above average marks in high school.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

• S. Lucilda O’Connor Spanish Scholarship
Students who intend to major in Spanish are eligible to receive the S. Lucilda O’Connor Spanish Scholarship.  Eligible candidates must have average or above average marks in high school.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded up to $1,000 to use towards their first year’s tuition.

All State, Federal and Clarke awards are restricted to cost of tuition. Any Clarke institutional aid that brings the total of a student’s financial aid to an amount greater than the cost of tuition may be reduced to keep the total Clarke funds at no more than the cost of tuition.

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