Awarded by the office of admissions to prospective first-year students and transfers, awards range from $1,000 to full tuition.
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.
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.
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||Variable||
Academic background and co-curricular involvement considered
|First-year Women's College Students|
|Women's College/School of Pharmacy Scholarship||$10,000||
||Women’s College students 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 2.5 grade point average and higher at previous institution||Transfer Women's College Students|
|Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships||$2,000||For students coming to Notre Dame who are current members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society||Transfer Women's College Students|
|Presidential Scholarships||Up to Full Tuition||Qualified students (with a unweighted 3.5 grade point average or higher) receiving academic merit scholarships may be invited 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|
|Bonner Leaders Program||Portion of Housing||Students will need to exhibit a dedication to service and will be using NDMU housing. Program requirements include 300 Bonner Service hours a year, regular workshop and cohort meeting attendance, maintain a GPA of 2.5 each semester, and other Bonner related expectations.||First-year & some rising sophomores/transfer students in the Women’s College|
|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|