Scholarship & Grant Assistance

Notre Dame Scholarships

All students accepted for admission who have completed the financial aid process are automatically considered for all University need-based scholarship programs. The University is committed to offering financial assistance designed to meet the financial need of all undergraduate applicants for financial aid. The level of University assistance is based on both demonstrated financial need and academic performance and thus varies from student to student.

Notre Dame Club Scholarships

Over 140 Notre Dame clubs offer scholarships from their respective geographic areas. All applicants for financial aid are considered for club scholarships. Students will be advised by participating clubs if any additional steps (e.g., interview, essay) might be required by the local club. Similar to Notre Dame scholarships, club scholarships are given on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

Private Scholarships

Many private organizations provide financial assistance to Notre Dame students. Scholarship information may be obtained by contacting civic, professional, religious and other community organizations. The College Board's Scholarship Search and FinAid! website provide scholarship search information. Caution is advised with respect to the use of fee-based scholarship search enterprises. Additional private scholarship details

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based grant offered to eligible undergraduate students. In 2015-2016, Pell Grant awards ranged from $581 to $5,775.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The SEOG assists students demonstrating exceptional financial need in accordance with guidelines and funding allocations established by the Department of Education and the Office of Financial Aid. SEO Grants range from $100 to $4,000 annually.

State-Sponsored Scholarships and Grants

Residents from states including Indiana and Vermont may be eligible for scholarship/grant assistance from their home state scholarship/grant programs. Students may obtain information and application procedures directly from their state scholarship agency.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Air Force, Army, and Naval (Navy & Marine Corps) ROTC scholarships are available on a competitive basis, and the military services award them based on merit and personal qualifications. ROTC scholarships may be awarded up to the full cost of tuition, books, and fees, plus an in-school subsistence. Students should apply during the fall semester of their high school senior year.

Information regarding ROTC scholarships is available at:

Further information is available through high school guidance offices, military recruiting offices, and the ROTC Departments of the University:

Students who do not receive an ROTC scholarship as incoming first year students may compete for a limited number of on-campus scholarships available to ROTC midshipmen or cadets.