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


  • An annual award that covers tuition and fees as well as the estimated cost of books, personal expenses, and transportation for up to four years of undergraduate study.
  • Participation in a funded one-week Outward Bound Wilderness Leadership Canoe Expedition in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.
  • An enrichment fund of $12,000, including the cost of Outward Bound, that can be used for self-designed enrichment projects approved by the Notre Dame Scholars’ Program, including study abroad and/or unpaid service, research, internships, or creative endeavors that help a scholar meet their personal and professional goals.
  • Fully-funded participation in the bi-annual Stamps Scholars National Convention, which takes place in Atlanta, GA.


  • 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. Stamps Scholars will regain the scholarship if their cumulative average returns to 3.0 or higher.
  • 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 (ten semesters for the five-year Architecture program). Scholarship eligibility is not extended to account for any semester(s) the scholar did not meet scholarship requirements.

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