Greater China Scholars Program

Greater China Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to service
  • Open to students from any college or major
  • Recipients must be residents of China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan

Scholarship and Enrichment Awards

  • The number of scholarships and amount of scholarships varies each year.
  • Several smaller enrichment awards of $5,000, each in support of scholars' summer explorations in international studies, service, and/or research, or an academic internship.

Requirements

Greater China 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 Greater China 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.

The availability of Greater China Scholars Program funds will typically end four years from the date of initial enrollment as a scholar and will not be extended to additional semesters to account for any semesters during which the student 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.

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