Endowment funds are critical to Notre Dame's financial stability. These permanently invested funds provide annual income for financial aid, operations and special awards. These funds reduce tuition dependency, lend increased stability to institutional financial planning and provide bottom-line support for Notre Dame's mission of providing a college preparatory education to students of all backgrounds.

Endowed Scholarships

Receiving financial aid often plays a large role in a family's decision to enroll. Endowed scholarships are an investment in the future of our students, the School and the legacy of the donor. A fully endowed scholarship will cover the cost of full tuition at Notre Dame annually. A fully endowed scholarship gives the donor the opportunity to perpetuate the honor or memory of a special individual.

Named Scholarships and Awards may also be given as an outright gift or pledged over a specific period of time. They are often made in honor or memory of an individual close to Notre Dame.

If you have any questions, please call the Advancement Office at (408) 294-1113 ext. 2158, from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. You may also email Leah Schnoor at lschnoor@ndsj.org

Elizabeth Griffin Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mary Beth Riley and Maeve Riley ’02 in honor of their mother and grandmother, Elizabeth.  Elizabeth loved Notre Dame for its diverse and passionate students with their strong voices and leadership.  She was a fan, especially of the mighty and spunky basketball team that she loved to cheer on every season from 2003-2017.
This fund will join the school’s endowment and support financial aid for a deserving Notre Dame student in perpetuity.

Rene Lepiane Scholarship FundRene Lepiane

The Rene Lepiane Scholarship Fund, created in memory of our friend and colleague, Rene Lepiane, has been established to support exceptional young women as we strive to provide an exemplary Catholic and college preparatory education.

Rene’s extraordinary warmth and compassion was a gift she bestowed on the Notre Dame students, faculty/staff, community, and many others. We embrace and honor her life in the legacy she has left with us. Through your generous support, Rene’s great work will continue on.

To mail a donation, please make your check payable to "Notre Dame High School Rene Lepiane Scholarship Fund" and mail to Notre Dame High School, 596 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

To donate online, click here.

Allison Lawrence Endowed ScholarshipAllison Lawrence

After a battle with cancer, Allison Lawrence, ’04, a dearly loved member of Notre Dame, passed away in 2007. An outstanding student, Allison is remembered for her wonderful ability to make remarkable connections with friends, teachers and the world around her.  
As a lasting tribute to Allison, the Lawrence family has established the Allison Lawrence Endowed Scholarship, a permanent endowed scholarship at Notre Dame, to provide tuition assistance for students with financial need. Memorial gifts to the Allison Lawrence Endowed Scholarship fund will help keep the spirit of this vivacious young woman alive.  

To mail a donation, please make your check payable to "Notre Dame High School Allison Lawrence Scholarship Fund" and mail to Notre Dame High School, 596 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

To donate online, click here.


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