Honors Scholarships

The Bellarmine Scholar Award

The Bellarmine Scholar Award recognizes first-year students with a four-year, full-ride scholarship. In addition, this award comes with a study abroad stipend and enrollment in Bellarmine’s Honors Program, a community of excellence that provides students with opportunities in and outside of the classroom to achieve at the highest possible level while forming lifelong friendships with others who share their love of learning.

The Bellarmine Fellow Award

The Bellarmine Fellow Award provides first-year students with four years of full tuition. In addition, this award comes with a study abroad stipend and enrollment in Bellarmine’s Honors Program, a community of excellence that provides students with opportunities in and outside of the classroom to achieve at the highest possible level while forming lifelong friendships with others who share their love of learning.

Requirements

Minimum eligibility requirements are a 30 or higher on the ACT or 1390 or higher on the SAT and a GPA of 3.4 or higher.

The Application Process

To apply, you will need to submit an essay on the topic, "Describe an incident or situation in your life which piqued your intellectual curiosity." The essay should be between 500 and 750 words, and must be submitted by December 1, 2018.

In addition to your essay, please be sure to submit a detailed and thorough letter of recommendation from a Guidance Counselor or teacher. Please also be sure to submit your service, extracurricular activities, honors, distinctions, and awards on your application for admission.

Timeline

Students selected to participate in our on-campus competition will be notified by January 4. The on-campus competition will be held February 8 and 9. 

Competition

Bellarmine Scholars and Bellarmine Fellows recipients are selected based on a rigorous weekend competition. The competition weekend will begin with a reception and dinner on Friday evening during which you and your parents will have the opportunity to get to know Bellarmine faculty and some of your future classmates. The competition itself will take place the next day, and will include a faculty interview, writing sample session, and roundtable discussion. You will receive a personal agenda upon your arrival with all of your appointment times for the weekend.

Submit Your Application

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