NDMU Offers Full-tuition Scholarships for Afghan Refugees

NDMU Partners with Rotary Action Group to Help Students Continue Their Education
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(BALTIMORE, Md.) Notre Dame of Maryland University will provide two full-tuition scholarships for refugees from Afghanistan to earn a bachelor’s degree in the Women’s College, in partnership with the Rotary Action Group for Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Migration.

NDMU’s Afghan Refugee Scholarship covers the full tuition and on-campus housing for up to four years for two undergraduate students to attend Maryland’s only regionally accredited women’s college. The University also encourages other Afghan refugees who meet the admissions requirements to apply to the Women’s College to be considered for additional NDMU scholarships and grants. The Rotary Action Group will help identify prospective students for the program. NDMU provides a liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition for Women’s College students, as well as career-focused undergraduate and graduate degree programs for adult women and men.

“We are thrilled to help young Afghan refugee women to prepare for their future and realize their educational goals at Notre Dame of Maryland University,” said Scott Briell, senior vice president for enrollment & student services. “Since our founding in 1895, Notre Dame has been a leader in the education of women. Through this partnership with the Rotary Action Group, we are advancing Notre Dame’s mission to educate leaders to transform the world.”

NDMU’s collaboration with the Rotary Action Group, a volunteer group affiliated with Rotary International, is designed to provide extra support to students and families from Afghanistan, as they transition to the United States after fleeing their country. Scholarship recipients will benefit from NDMU’s comprehensive academic and support services, as well as a close-knit environment, that help all students succeed.

“I am looking forward to working with Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff to welcome new students from Afghanistan into our community,” said Dr. Ademar Bechtold, an NDMU economics professor and member of the Rotary Action Group. “The Notre Dame community embraces service to others, and when we welcome people forced to leave their home country into our community, we put our service ideals into action.”

Students and families who are interested in the Afghan Refugee Scholarship should contact the Admissions Office at admiss@ndm.edu or 410-532-5330 for more information.

Established in 1895, Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) is a private, Catholic institution in Baltimore, Maryland, with the mission to educate leaders to transform the world. Notre Dame has been named one of the best "Regional Universities North" by U.S. News & World Report.

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