Institutional Scholarships

Awarded by the office of admissions to prospective first-year students and transfers, awards range from $1,000 to full tuition.

Selection

Notre Dame selects recipients based on academic achievement, participation in activities, and leadership roles. Scholarship recipients are expected to continue striving for excellence in these areas while enrolled at the University.

The awards are renewable for four years or eight semesters, as long as the student is enrolled full time. Scholarships for transfer students are limited to six semesters. All applicants for admission are automatically reviewed for an award. The award amounts DO NOT increase.

For full information about scholarships, please contact the Women's College office of admissions at admiss@ndm.edu or 410-532-5330.

Scholarship Renewal

Institutional Scholarships and Grants have requirements that a student must have in order to keep their award from year to year. If the requirements are not met, a student's aid could be placed on probation or terminated. View the Merit Scholarships and Need-based Grant Renewal Policy.

Eligibility

Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible to receive institutional aid from Notre Dame, with the exception of Nursing students who are reviewed for institutional aid as part of the admissions process.

Name Amount Eligibility Requirements Eligible Students
Academic Merit Scholarships $17,000-$24,000
  • 3.0 grade point average and higher 
  • Combined SAT of 1050 (Critical Reading and Math scores) or higher
  • Strong co-curricular involvement and high class ranking
First-year Women's College Students
Notre Dame Awards $9,000-$14,000
  • Strong academic records and programs
  • Co-curricular activities and class ranking
  • Special talents, achievements and consistent involvements in areas such as art, band, community service, creative writing, leadership and other skills
First-year & Transfer Women's College Students
Women's College/School of Pharmacy Scholarship (Apply Here) $10,000
  • Completion of at least 30 credits or more through Women’s College undergraduate programs at Notre Dame of Maryland
  • Acceptance to the School of Pharmacy with all requirements/prerequisite courses completed*
  • Minimum composite score of 50% or higher on the PCAT test; cumulative and science grade point average of 3.3 or higher (as calculated by PharmCAS)
Women’s College tudents who intend to continue their studies in the Pharm.D
Endowed Scholarships $1,000-$5,000 Varies by each scholarship, excluding athletic participation First-year & Transfer Women's College Students
Transfer Scholarships $10,000-$20,000 For students coming to Notre Dame with at least 30 credits and 3.2 grade point average and higher at previous institution  Transfer Women's College Students
Presidential Scholarships Up to Full Tuition The most qualified students (with 3.7 grade point average and SAT score of 1350 or higher) receiving academic merit scholarships may be invited to campus to compete for additional scholarship dollars.  First-year Women's College Students
Art Competition $2,500-$3000 Students with artistic talents may submit a portfolio. Winner receives $3,000. Second and third place awards are $2,500. First-year & Transfer Women's College Students
Knott Scholarships Up to Full Tuition Marion Burk Knott scholarships are awarded to Catholic students residing within the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have the highest levels of academic excellence and consistent display of leadership and service. First-year Women's College Students
Notre Dame Book Store Scholarship Varies The Notre Dame Book Store Scholarship will be awarded by the office of financial aid. This scholarship is open to any returning student in any program with a minimum 2.0 grade point average that also demonstrates financial need. The application is available in April each year. Returning Students from All Programs