Merit-Based Assistance

The University of Notre Dame offers a limited number of merit scholarships to admitted first-year students. Recipients demonstrate exceptional accomplishment, leadership, commitment to service, and intellectual promise. Financial need is not a factor unless otherwise noted.

Merit scholarships are renewable for four years of undergraduate study pending satisfactory academic performance and program participation. These expectations are detailed to scholarship recipients. Scholars are invited to participate in enrichment opportunities as an additional benefit of their awards.

Students selected to participate in the merit scholarship selection process are also eligible to apply for need-based financial assistance. Students who receive both merit scholarship and need-based scholarship from the University are subject to reduction or elimination of need-based federal and institutional financial aid in accordance with federal regulations and institutional policy.

Visit our Merit Scholarships site to learn more about merit-based assistance at Notre Dame.