The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program (HYSP) is a highly selective scholarship and leadership development program for students who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Please view the selection criteria for our Program.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions identifies outstanding candidates for HYSP. To be eligible for consideration, a student must apply for admission to the University of Notre Dame in either Restrictive Early Action with a complete application by November 1, or in Regular Decision with a complete application by January 1.

For more information about merit scholarship selection at Notre Dame, visit or email