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Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Awards

Each year the Clark Center, on behalf of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, presents up to three awards at the spring Honors Convocation:

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society Award for Excellence – Presented to a senior member of PBD with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, who has studied abroad and whose future goals include international work.

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society Award for Internationalization – Presented to a senior member of PBD who has contributed to the internationalization of the campus through extra-curricular work, combined with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher and whose future goals include international work. 

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society Award for Distinction in Internationalization – Presented to a senior international student member of PBD with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher, and who has contributed to the internationalization of the SUNY Cortland campus.

Clark Center Award for International Student Excellence

Each year the Clark Center and Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society will recognize an outstanding matriculating international student, based on his/her academic record and engagement with College life. The award of $150 will be given at the end of each fall semester.

Selection of the awardee will be made by the International Programs office by late September each year. The awardee will be recognized and given a certificate of accomplishment at the fall Phi Beta Delta induction ceremony.

Grants

Clark Center Grant for Student International Travel

Two grants of $400 each will be given each year to students who intend to undertake international travel for non-credit purposes of education.  Reasons for travel can include, but are not limited to: delivering a conference paper or attending a workshop, engaging in a research project, or carrying out an internship.

Scholarships

Clark Center Study Abroad Scholarship

One award per year of $800 for a semester-long study abroad experience will be given to a student from an under-represented group. The award must also be based on need. The awardee will be chosen through the scholarship decision process in place in the International Programs Office.

Clark Center Five Continent Scholarship

One award per year of $600 for a semester-long study abroad experience will be given to a student demonstrating superior academic aptitude for study in a non-English-speaking country (with the exception of African countries in which English is listed as a/the national language).
Preference will be given to students planning to study in Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Latin America, or Central/Eastern Europe/Eurasia. The awardee will be chosen through the scholarship decision process in place in the International Programs Office.