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.

For full information about scholarships, please contact the Undergraduate office of admissions at 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.


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 Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Studies/School of Pharmacy Scholarship $10,000
  • Completion of at least 30 credits or more through 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)
Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Students
Transfer Merit 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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate
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 Undergraduate Students