Besio Family Scholarship

Besio Family Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to service
  • Majoring in the College of Engineering or Mendoza College of Business

Scholarship

$25,000 per year for four years

Enrichment Funding

  • During the 2019-2020 academic year, Besio Family Scholars may apply for up to $2,500 in enrichment funding
  • Funding may be used for unpaid or low-paying internships or academic research, study abroad, and/or professional development activities related to the Scholar's academic or professional goals

Requirements

Besio Family Scholars are expected to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. If their first semester GPA falls below a 3.0 cumulative GPA, it will not affect their scholarship. However, if their cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 at the conclusion of their second semester or any semester thereafter, they will immediately be placed on scholarship probation and retain the scholarship for the next semester, during which they will have the opportunity to reestablish a cumulative GPA over 3.0. If, at the conclusion of the one-semester probationary period, they have improved their cumulative GPA to meet the requirement, they will retain the scholarship.

If they have not improved their cumulative GPA to 3.0, then the scholarship will be revoked immediately. They will retain the scholarship when their cumulative average returns to 3.0 or higher at the conclusion of any semester during the eight semesters for which their scholarship has been awarded. Should their Besio Family Scholarship be revoked because they did not meet its GPA requirement, and they continue to be enrolled at the University of Notre Dame, the University will continue to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need.

This scholarship is awarded based on academic intent. If recipients decide to change their academic intent, they must notify the Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Scholars' Program after three semesters of study in order to switch to another scholarship. Scholars will be moved to another scholarship program with the equivalent tuition scholarship award.

Besio Family Scholarships are awarded independently of any Financial Aid that students may qualify for and receive. The availability of the scholarship and status will typically end four years from the date of initial enrollment as a merit scholar and will not be extended to additional semesters to account for any semesters during which the students was not a merit scholar.

If recipients are dismissed from the University for disciplinary reasons, including academic dishonesty, they will lose the scholarship and status as a scholar and will not be reconsidered.