About the Program

Scholars in Chicago

The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program, a part of the Notre Dame Scholars' Program, is a comprehensive, merit-based scholarship and leadership-development  program that seeks to attract, encourage, and equip extraordinary students who will have a transformational effect on the Notre Dame community, the Church, and the world. The Program cultivates visionary leaders in the image of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., the president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, an eminent educator, and a tireless advocate of social justice.  

Our Program springs from the University of Notre Dame’s rich tradition of academic excellence and social concern, and we create an environment in which scholars will mature both in intellect and character. During their four-year journies through our Program, Hesburgh-Yusko scholars will develop their passions and discover their purpose. After having completed our Program, Hesburgh-Yusko scholars will affirm Father Hesburgh’s idea that, even in the modern world, one person can truly make a difference.

The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program is part of the Notre Dame Scholars' Program, a community of 26 merit scholarship programs at Notre Dame. For more information about the additional benefits of being a Notre Dame Scholar, visit https://scholars.nd.edu/.