Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars

Our Mission

To ensure that incoming students are sufficiently prepared to undertake the academic and personal challenges of their first year of college at Notre Dame, with an emphasis on intellectual engagement, leadership, and service.

Why Apply?

Summer Institute

During this four-week residential experience, students complete a combination of academic coursework and personal development courses. They will be introduced to the vast resources Notre Dame offers, as well as the level of work that will be required in the fall.

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The Next Four Years


Eligibility for financial support for undergraduate research, internships, service opportunities, or international study after their first year.


Access to a large network of successful professionals who are alumni of the program


Balfour exclusive events aiming to build financial literacy, effective study habits, and other critical skills.


A close-knit community to support and guide you while at Notre Dame and beyond.

A second family.

Contact Us!

Give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

(574) 631-7363