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ACG-Clarkson International Scholars Program to Launch in Fall 2019

ACG – Clarkson International Scholars Program

Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York) is a leading U.S. private research university known for advancing technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation. The University ignites connections at the intersections of science, technology, engineering, arts and business and ranks in the top 10 of U.S. universities for increasing students’ lifetime earnings. Alumni salaries rank in the top 2% of the highest salaries in the U.S., and one in five alumni leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company.

Beginning in Fall 2019, the ACG-Clarkson International Scholars Program (ISP) will offer highly qualified students two years of study at ACG-Deree, followed by two years at Clarkson leading to a bachelor’s degree. Specific articulation pathways have been developed for the following Clarkson majors, with several more expected in the near-term:

Aeronautical Engineering* Chemistry
Biology Engineering and Management
Biomolecular Science Mechanical Engineering*

*Requires one summer session at Clarkson

Admission to ISP requires a minimum Greek high school grade-point average of 18, or equivalent, and an ACG-Deree minimum grade-point average of 3.2. Students must have passed a minimum of 54 ACG-Deree transferable credit hours in order to receive junior status at Clarkson.

Academic Scholarships

ISP students qualify for merit-based financial aid at ACG-Deree. Clarkson’s 2019-20 tuition and general fees, room and board is $66,468. The ISP 2019-20 rate will be $25,610; ISP students with a minimum ACG-Deree grade-point average of 3.5 will be charged $23,610.

Presidential Comments

In announcing ISP, ACG President David G. Horner stated: “Clarkson has an impressive record of connecting technology-based studies with economic development. The ACG-Clarkson International Scholars Program not only offers great value to ACG students but also connects directly to our strategic plan ACG 150 Advancing the Legacy, Growing Greece. Undoubtedly, students will benefit personally from this unique international learning experience; we hope and expect many will choose to apply their learning to build Greece’s future technology-based economy.”

Clarkson President Anthony G. Collins added, “We look forward to welcoming talented international students through the ACG-Clarkson International Scholars Program and advancing connections across cultures, academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions. This partnership perfectly aligns with our mission to attune Clarkson to our global, pluralistic society and to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.”