Developing the next generation of leaders who are committed to expanding the common good

The Latino Studies Scholars Program (LSSP) was created by the Institute for Latino Studies as part of our mission to advance the understanding of the fastest growing and youngest population in the United States and in the U.S. Catholic Church. The Institute for Latino Studies strengthens Notre Dame’s mission to prepare transformative leaders in education, the professions, the arts, economic and civic participation, faith, and family life among Latinos and all members of our society.

LSSP is a merit-based scholarship and accompanying curriculum for undergraduate students designed to attract and shape leaders working to support and empower Latino communities.

  • Scholars are awarded $25,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study at Notre Dame ($100,000 over all four years) in addition to any need-based aid received.
  • Up to $5,000 per summer for three summers to fund enrichment activities such as internships, conferences and study abroad
  • Overseen by the University’s Institute for Latino Studies (ILS), the program provides a curriculum, internships and research opportunities to engage the cohort of scholars in Latino Studies