Episcopal Church Partnership

Clarkson College is pleased to partner with the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska, an organization of more than 50 congregations located across the state of Nebraska. The deep connection between Clarkson College and the Episcopal church dates back to the late 1800s when Bishop Robert H. Clarkson and his wife Meliora founded the institution that would become Clarkson College.

Learn more about our longstanding history and connection with the community through this partnership by reading Our Story.

Through the partnership, a scholarship is available to all members of Episcopal congregations in the state of Nebraska as well as their spouses and dependents. Earning your degree at Clarkson College offers you the opportunity to further your education at a nationally recognized institution with high quality faculty, relevant coursework and award-winning online education.

Benefits Apply Request More Info Explore Our Programs Partnership Verification Form

Episcopal Church Logo


  • Episcopal church members, as well as their spouses and dependent children (23 years old or younger), qualify for a Founder's Scholarship:
    • Bachelor's degree -- Approximately $32,000 over four years
    • Associate's degree -- Approximately $16,400 over two years
  • All applicants who meet admissions qualifications and are seeking enrollment in our online programs will be accepted. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling in our on-campus programs through additional points on their application.
  • Participants are eligible to apply for Clarkson College academic scholarships and Financial Aid. Learn more.

Scholarships are renewable for up to two years for an associate’s degree and four years for a bachelor’s degree, provided satisfactory academic progress and good standing are maintained, as outlined by Clarkson College policies. Awards are applied to tuition only. All scholarship totals listed are calculated at the maximum lifetime amount of each. This scholarship award is in addition to your financial aid award package. The Clarkson College Commitment to Excellence Scholarship, Founders’ Scholarship, and Community Scholarship may not be used in conjunction.

Nebraska Episcopal Church

Bishop J. Scott Barker

“This partnership between Clarkson College and the Diocese of Nebraska celebrates the shared values of two historic institutions, and will help ensure access to excellent educational opportunities for a new generation of health care professionals as well as increased access to the best possible medical care across the whole state of Nebraska. The Diocese of Nebraska is very proud to be partnering with Clarkson College in their third century of caring and serving together.”
Bishop J. Scott Barker

Explore Our Programs