Institutional Scholarships

Awarded by the Office of Admissions to prospective first-year students and transfers, these awards range from $1,000 to full tuition.

Notre Dame of Maryland University 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.

Institutional Scholarships and Grants have requirements a student must maintain in order to keep their award from year to year.  If requirements are not met, a student's aid could be placed on Probation or terminated.

Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible to receive institutional aid from NDMU, with the exception of Nursing students who are reviewed for institutional aid as part of the admissions process.

NAME

AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

Academic Merit Scholarships

$17,000-$25,000

3.0 grade point average and higher 
Combined SAT of 1050 (Critical Reading and Math scores) or higher
Strong co-curricular involvement and high class ranking

First-year college students

Notre Dame Awards

$10,000-$15,000

Strong academic records and programs
Co-curricular activities and class ranking
Special talents, achievements and consistent involvements in areas such as art, band, community service, creative writing, leadership and other skills (excluding athletic participation)

First-year college students & transfer students

Endowed Scholarships

$1,000-$5,000

Varies by each scholarship (excluding athletic participation)

First-year college students & transfer students

Transfer Scholarships

$10,000-$20,000

For students coming to Notre Dame with at least 30 credits
3.2 grade point average and higher at previous institution 

Transfer students

Presidential
Scholarship

Up to Full Tuition

The most qualified students (with 3.7 grade point average and SAT score of 1350 or higher) receiving academic merit scholarships may be invited to campus to compete for additional scholarship dollars. 

First-year college 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 college students &transfer students

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 academic excellence and consistent display of leadership and service.

First-year college students

Notre Dame Scholarship

 $1,000-$2,000

The Notre Dame scholarships will be awarded by the Office  of Financial Aid. This scholarship is open to returning Women's College students with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The application is available in April each year. The deadline has passed for 2015–16.

Returning Women's College students

Notre Dame Book Store Scholarship

 Varies

The Notre Dame Book Store Scholarship will be awarded by the Office of Financial Aid. This scholarship is open to any returning student in any program with a minimum 2.0 grade point average that also demonstrates financial need. The application is available in April each year.  The deadline has passed for 2015–16.