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Everything you need to know about applying to Manhattanville can be found in this section.
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HomeMary T. Clark Scholarship Application
We appreciate your interest in the Mary T. Clark Community Service Scholarship Program. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Craig Donnelly at Craig.Donnelly@mville.edu.
Before answering the questions in applying for the Clark Scholarship, it is
necessary that you understand the Four Pillars of the Clark Center and their role
in community service activities.
Please read the following description of the Four Pillars of the Clark Center.
Four Pillars of the Clark CenterCommunity ServiceActivism and AdvocacySocial JusticeReligion & Spirituality
For Clark Scholars, these four pillars are the integrating elements that move students to
service and social engagement with and for those in need. Each of these pillars offers
students the chance to connect service and civic participation through learning
opportunities that enable them to become catalysts for change.
Whether volunteering at a local food pantry, mentoring disadvantaged children, or
addressing social issues through campus organizations, real-world experiences enable
students to become empathic ambassadors with leadership skills designed to help them
to be socially and ethically aware global citizens.
Community service opportunities abound at Manhattanville. Each year, Clark Scholars
complete at least 30,000 hours of community service through the Clark Center,
including Midnight Run, where care packages of essential items are delivered to
persons who are homeless in New York City, Big Brother Big Sister, mentoring
programs, Habitat for Humanity, and numerous environmental programs with the
Activism and Advocacy
Activism and advocacy activities invite students to be at the forefront of championing
social issues through education, petitions, and peaceful demonstrations. Themes such
as: diversity and racism, responsible stewardship of the environment, LGBTQ - gender
equality, as well as social justice initiatives related to immigration and homelessness, are
often the focus of these actions.
Religion and Spirituality
At the Sister Mary T. Clark Center, chaplains representing the three Abrahamic faith
traditions- Judaism, Islam, and Catholicism minister to the spiritual needs of students
while offering opportunities for faith sharing, one on one spiritual direction, retreat
experiences and the celebration of religious rituals. Spirituality is about getting in touch with one’s inner self. A key component is self-reflection that deepens awareness of the sacredness and mystery of life. It is approached from a variety of perspectives including prayer, meditation, and relaxation techniques that help promote peace of mind, body, and spirit. Spirituality can be a belief system that is raised to a lifestyle, making life a sacred adventure.
Social Justice teaching promotes the belief that all people possess an equal and inalienable worth. This essential dignity includes the equitable distribution of resources enabling members to reach their full potential as human persons.
Service Hour Requirements:
In order to receive the Clark Scholarship of $1,000.00 each semester, the following is required:
First-Yr students are required to serve 30 hours of service each semester:
30 hours in the Fall semester and 30 hours in the Spring Semester.
15 hours in Community Service15 hours in Activism & Advocacy15 hours in Social Justice15 hours in Religion & Spirituality
In addition, students are required to submit a final PowerPoint project at the end
of each semester describing their experiences of service.
Please respond to the questions below in complete sentences. Support your
answers by providing examples whenever possible.: