Notre Dame Stamps Scholars Program
Stamps Notre Dame Scholarships are awarded to individuals who demonstrate academic merit, display strong leadership potential and reveal exceptional character.

Notre Dame Stamps Scholars Program

Eligibility Criteria

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Commitment to service
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Outstanding moral character
  • Open to students from any college or major


  • Tuition and fees for up to four years
  • Estimated cost of books, personal expenses, and transportation


  • Scholars receive a $12,000 enrichment fund, which covers a required week-long Outward Bound Wilderness Leadership Experience in August prior to freshman year. 
  • The remainder of the enrichment fund can be used for: self-designed scholarship, public service, and leadership projects, such as academic research and related travel, community service, leadership training, unpaid internships, study abroad, or academic conferences.

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Scholarship Requirements

Notre Dame Stamps 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 Notre Dame Stamps 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.

Notre Dame Stamps 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 a student was not a merit scholar. If students were enrolled as part of a five-year BA program, the scholarship will apply to the full five years.

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.