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.

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, 2020.

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 resume highlighting your service, extracurricular activities, honors, distinctions, and awards.

If your ability to take the ACT or SAT has been affected by Covid-19, you will have the option to apply test optional for the Bellarmine Scholar and Bellarmine Fellow awards. Your application will receive full consideration and will be reviewed holistically.

Timeline

Students selected to participate in our scholarship competition will be notified by January 15. The competition will be held in February. 

Competition

Bellarmine Scholars and Bellarmine Fellows recipients are selected based on a rigorous weekend competition. The competition will include a faculty interview, writing sample session, and roundtable discussion.

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