Majoring in the College of Engineering or Mendoza College of Business
An annual award of $25,000 toward the cost of tuition for up to four years of undergraduate study, for a total of $100,000. This award is independent of any financial aid that a scholar may qualify for and receive.
Mandatory participation in a funded one-week Outward Bound Wilderness Leadership Canoe Expedition in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.
Eligibility to apply for use of a Besio enrichment fund for academic research projects and professional development opportunities throughout four years at Notre Dame.
Full-time undergraduate enrollment.
Maintenance of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. If a scholar's cumulative GPA falls below this requirement at the conclusion of their second semester of freshman year, or at the conclusion of any semester thereafter, they will be placed on scholarship probation and retain the scholarship for the next semester. They will then have the opportunity to reestablish a cumulative GPA over 3.0. If for two consecutive semesters they have a cumulative average below 3.0, the scholarship will be revoked for the following semester. Besio Scholars will regain their scholarships if their cumulative average returns to 3.0 or higher.
Academic intent in engineering or business. If a scholar decides to change their academic intent, they must notify the Faculty Director of Notre Dame Scholars' Program after three semesters of study in order to switch to another scholarship. Scholars will be moved to another merit scholarship with the equivalent tuition scholarship award. However, if a scholar received enrichment funding as part of their original award, this funding will no longer be guaranteed.
Maintenance of good academic and disciplinary standing. If a scholar is subject to academic or disciplinary probation or dismissal, they will automatically lose their scholarship and status as a scholar and will not be reconsidered.
University merit scholarship consideration is given for a maximum of eight semesters. Scholarship eligibility is not extended to account for any semester(s) the scholar did not meet scholarship requirements.