Latino Studies Scholars Program

Latino Studies Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • Admission to Notre Dame
  • Demonstrated leadership role in U.S. Latino community through their family, church, school, or nonprofit organization

Scholarship

$25,000 per year for four years

Enrichment

  • Three enrichment experiences funded up to $5,000 during the summers after recipients’ first, second, and third year of studies
  • Required two-course sequence in Latino Studies
  • Speaker series, seminars, and discussions

Requirements

Latino Studies 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 Latino Studies 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.

Latino Studies 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 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.