Notre Dame Scholars' Program
The Notre Dame Scholars' Program educates students to be scholars, servants, and leaders.

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The Notre Dame Scholars' Program selects prospective first-year Notre Dame students to receive merit-based scholarship awards based on their highly competitive academic records, demonstrated leadership, and service to their communities. The University of Notre Dame currently offers more than 20 such scholarships, which typically provide recipients with an annual award of $25,000, for a total of $100,000 over four years, and in some cases generous enrichment funding for scholarship, service, and leadership projects.

Building on the success of Notre Dame's first merit-based scholarship program, The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, the Notre Dame Scholars' Program now offers mentoring and programming to more than 350 Notre Dame students who receive scholarship funding. These include recipients of the Notre Dame Stamps Scholarship, which provides a full tuition award and $12,000 of enrichment funding. 

Recipients of all merit-based scholarships receive personalized mentoring from program staff and are invited to participate in a variety of extracurricular professional development and service events throughout the course of the year. 

Approximately 100 first-year students join the Notre Dame Scholars' Program family as merit scholarship recipients each year. 

Notre Dame Scholars Serve as Student Body President and VP


In a school year unlike any other, two senior Notre Dame Scholars have been leading the way at the helm of the student body. Rachel Ingal (Brennan ‘21) and Sarah Galbenski (Scott ‘21) were elected student body president and
vice president last February after an election filled with far more candidates than usual, four ticket sanctions, a postponement, and ultimately a runoff. The two seniors were excited to start implementing the platform positions on which they had run; instead, they were thrown one curveball after another from the very start of their term. Read more.