By donating to Clarkson College, you foster our commitment to preparing students to be the best in their chosen health care profession.  Our devotion to excellence in education began in 1888 when the Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital accepted its first nursing student, and your gift today will ensure current and future Clarkson College students carry on that tradition.

“Giving is not just about making a donation.  It is about making a difference.”
 -Kathy Calvin

Throughout the College’s history, no tradition has been more significant than the underlying philosophy of compassion and caring exhibited by our founders, Bishop Robert H. and Meliora Clarkson. Service plays a significant role in the history of the College, with generations of Clarkson College students answering the call to a life spent helping others.  We have several ways for you to help Clarkson College with our philanthropic priorities below.


Clarkson College seeks opportunities to provide financial support for talented, dedicated, and deserving students. Scholarships are awarded each year to those who demonstrate qualities such as outstanding academic achievement, leadership involvement, and financial need.

Donations will support the Clarkson College General Scholarship Fund, but if you are interested in establishing an endowed or memorial fund, please contact our Advancement Office at

Clarkson Cares Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund provides emergency financial assistance to students needing support for personal expenses.  This may include but are not limited to: rent, utilities, car repairs, health and safety fees, medical bills, etc.  Students may not receive more than $1,000 during their time at Clarkson College.


At Clarkson College, you don’t just study health care – you prepare to be the best in it.  We are constantly working to enhance our on-campus resources so our professionally trained faculty and staff can help our students achieve their academic goals and make the most of their educational experience.


 Health care is a constantly changing profession and technology is at the forefront of those changes.  We find it essential to provide our students with as many realistic, hands-on learning opportunities as possible, while also promoting interprofessional education to improve teamwork through collaboration skills for positive health care outcomes.