Awards for Incoming Freshman
Each year, Notre Dame admits and enrolls a distinctive group of young women to join our 165-year tradition of educating women of impact.  The following awards are offered to incoming students to recognize their leadership and academic achievement in anticipation of their contributions to our community.
Rene Lepiane Leadership Award

The Rene Lepiane Leadership Award was created in honor of Rene Lepiane, director of student leadership and activities from 2006 until her passing in August of 2010. The Rene Lepiane Scholarship Fund has been established to recognize exceptional young women who exemplify the same characteristics Rene taught her students. Her extraordinary warmth and compassion were gifts she bestowed on the Notre Dame students, faculty/staff, community, and many others. Ms. Lepiane supported, nurtured, empowered, and equipped each young woman with the skills she would need to make the right choices in her life journey. She had the ability to see each girl for who she was, challenge her strengths, and encourage and guide young women to develop new ways of using their leadership skills to better their world.  

Click HERE to access the application for the Rene Lepiane Leadership Award.  Please note that completed applications must be returned to Notre Dame High School by May 6, 2016.

Julie Billiart Scholar Award
The Julie Billiart Scholar Award recognizes students who scored in the 98-99th percentile on the High School Placement Test and have an academic GPA of 4.0 through middle school. The recognition comes with a $200 award applied to tuition at the time of enrollment.  Julie Billiart Scholars who maintain a GPA of 3.8 or above during their four years at Notre Dame receive special recognition at graduation.  This award is offered by the Admissions Committee.  There is no application process to receive this award.
Françoise Leadership Award
The Françoise Leadership Award recognizes students who completed the LEAD program in their 7th grade and continued to contribute to their community through leadership and service during eighth grade.  Françoise Leaders who continue positions of leadership and exceed their community service requirements during their four years at Notre Dame receive special recognition at graduation.

Travel Scholarships

Global citizenship and commitment to service are critical values interwoven in our Education for Justice and Leadership Initiative.  The following scholarships recognize students pursuing an experiential application of these values.

Allison Lawrence '04 Memorial Travel Scholarship

The Allison Lawrence '04 Memorial Travel Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to one French student.  The scholarship is used to help fund the recipient's participation in the school trip to France and Spain.  Awarded every other year to coincide with the France/Spain trip.


Mary Beth Riley International Study/Service Scholarship

The Mary Beth Riley Award for International Study or Service will provide a financial award to a selected Notre Dame student to cover the cost of an international learning or service experience. Applicants will research, plan and propose an international study and/or service project and describe its relationship to their educational experience at Notre Dame, as well as their plan for higher education. 

College Scholarships

If you are a current Notre Dame student, and would like information on scholarship opportunities for college, please check later in the year for scholarship bulletins. For questions on college scholarships, please contact:

DeEnna Holohan
Director of College Counseling
(408) 294-1113 ext. 2113
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