Clarkson College includes integrity as one of its core values, defining it as, “Adherence to moral and ethical standards in personal, professional and organizational actions.” These moral and ethical standards are of utmost importance for Clarkson College students who work with vulnerable populations within diverse health care settings. Thus, to honor this Value, the Academic Integrity Scholarship was created.
Each semester, the Alumni Association will select one graduating student who exemplifies and works actively to uphold integrity as a cornerstone of their personal, academic and professional lives. This scholarship is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, and applicants must be graduating at the end of the semester in which they are applying for the scholarship. The student must also have zero academic integrity violations on their academic record.
Applicants apply for the scholarship through a written essay describing what integrity means to her/him and how s/he best exemplify the Clarkson College Value of integrity. The $250 scholarship is intended for academic purposes only, such as board exam costs, licensure fees, application against outstanding tuition or book fees.
People give for many different reasons. They desire to see change, make a difference or take care of their community. And sometimes, a cause strikes a chord and you feel compelled to contribute to its success. That’s precisely what happened to Carol Gottsch, Accommodations and Testing Coordinator at Clarkson College. Carol is vested in the College Value of integrity and decided to fund the scholarship for two semesters. The Alumni Association thanks Carol for her generous contribution.
Giving back to your alma mater can assist current Clarkson College students with their educational costs. Donations are accepted year-round and are a great way to make a positive impact in others’ lives. Contact Rita VanFleet, Alumni Coordinator, at 402.552.3516 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about donation opportunities.