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. Notre Dame Scholars are identified based on a determination that they possess the personal qualities, talent, and passion to have a lasting impact on the world—to be a transformational leader in the image of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University. 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. 

MacKenzie Isaac, Class of 2020 Devine Scholar, Named Rhodes Scholar

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Notre Dame Scholars' Program alumna MacKenzie Isaac, a Devine Scholar, will study at the University of Oxford in England next year as a member of the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2022. Kenzie is one of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected from a pool of 826 candidates this year, and is Notre Dame’s 21st Rhodes Scholar overall and fourth in the past five years. Kenzie, of Indianapolis, graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She minored in Data Science and Latino Studies. Read more.