Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there an additional application that needs to be completed, aside from the application to the university?
As with all merit scholarships at Notre Dame, selection for the Latino Studies Scholars Program (LSSP), is made as part of the enrollment process. Once you have completed an application for admissions, that same application is used to consider students for the scholarship. If you are selected as a potential candidate for LSSP, you will be asked to submit additional information.
- Would I need to major in Latino Studies in order to be eligible for the scholarship?
Once selected, students may enroll in any college or major at Notre Dame. Candidates are not required to major or minor in Latino Studies.
- What sort of unique opportunities would this scholarship provide for its recipients?
Scholars are awarded $25,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study at Notre Dame, along with up to $5,000 per summer for three summers to fund enrichment activities such as internships, conferences, and study abroad.
- Do you have to be Latino to apply?
Both students of Latino and non-Latino origin are eligible for the LSSP.
- When can I apply for the scholarship?
Once you have completed an application for admissions, that same application is used to consider students for the scholarship. To be eligible for consideration, a student must apply in either Restrictive Early Action with a complete application by November 1, 2016 or in Regular Decision with a complete application by January 1, 2017.
- Do I have to be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for this scholarship?
No, you do not need to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.
- Is there a minimum grade point average (GPA) to be considered eligible?
Students must be admitted to Notre Dame to be considered for the LSSP.
- Should I specifically mention my interest in the Latino Studies Scholars Program on my application?
As appropriate, candidates should demonstrate their past leadership in working issues important
to the future of Latino communities in the U.S. This might appear in an essay response, on one’s
list of extracurricular activities, or in a letter of reference.
- What requirements should be met in order to be considered eligible?
The most significant qualification will be a student’s demonstrated interest in and commitment to the future of Latino communities in the United States.