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The Clark Inclusive Scholars Program

The Clark Inclusive Scholars Program
Bowling Green State University Firelands
The Clark Inclusive Scholars Program
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
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Program Contact Kyle Closen
Phone 419.372.0613

Funded by the Clark Family Foundation, the Clark Inclusive Scholars Program is an individualized post-secondary certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. It is expected that upon completion of the program, students will either be prepared to enter the workforce or continue on for an associate degree. In the program, students will:typically complete the certificate program in four semesters, and spend an average of 20 hours or more on the Firelands campus attending classes, gaining work experience, receiving individualized instruction and support, and socializing with peers. Student have access to the same learning environments and student life activities as all other BGSU Firelands students. The program uses an individualized plan to guide the development of each student’s program of study, career development activities, and student life involvement. Learning experiences will focus on the development of academic, social, and career skills that lead to competitive employment, meaningful careers and community membership.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 7
This program will be serving students in: 2019-2020
Deadline to apply to this program: March 6th, 2020
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18-26
  • For OH students, a high school diploma is required. Other diplomas are accepted for students coming from outside of Ohio.
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • OHI, ED,
Program length: 2 years
Tuition amount: $1,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Grant Funding
  • Medicaid Waiver or Day Habilitation funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

All classes are with typical peers.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Work Study
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 0%
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: Less than 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

All school clubs and organizations are open to the students.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:15