Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program

While the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program does not cover the full tution (it is <dollar/>25,000 a year), it is the only merit-based scholarship offered by Notre Dame. The scholarship is offered to 20 students.

There is no direct application for the scholarship. Instead, if your school has been notified that it is eligible to nominate a student you can be nominated by your school. If not, the Admissions Office will also nominate some students who have applied Early Action.


  • Distinguished Academic Accomplishment
  • Exemplary Moral Character
  • Demonstrated Leadership Abilities
  • Sincere Commitment to Service

Selection Process

The nominated students (both from schools and the Admissions Office) are invited to apply with another application. From those applications, 100 semi-finalists are chosen. They are then all interviewed by phone and 50 finalists are invited to Notre Dame for a weekend in March. From that group, 20 Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars are chosen.

For more information, visit hesburgh-yusko.org