Admissions & Aid


Scroll below to find information about scholarships for both incoming Freshmen and existing students.

Scholarships at NDA
$891,844 Of financial assistance and tuition allowances given by Notre Dame Academy in 2021-22
$40,500 In scholarships just for the class of 2026

Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Academic scholarships for incoming freshmen are awarded based on High School Placement Test (HSPT) scores.  Priority consideration for academic scholarships and grants is given to students who take the placement test at Notre Dame Academy.  Students who are eligible for academic awards will be notified of their eligibility prior to the HSPT Results Meeting on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

Students who are eligible for academic scholarships must register* and pay the $200 non-refundable registration fee by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 in order to confirm receipt of their academic scholarship(s). 

A student is registered if she has submitted a complete application for admission AND paid the non-refundable registration fee of $200.00. 

Through the generosity of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Academy awards several academic scholarships to the top performers on the High School Placement Test each year. These scholarships will range from $2500-$500 and are non-renewable.

Students who score in the upper percentiles of the High School Placement Test may be eligible for Academic Excellence Scholarships. These are four-year scholarships that are renewed annually if a student maintains a G.P.A. of 3.8.

NDA’s Academic Excellence Scholarships are based on the following percentiles.

99 percentile – $1500
98 percentile – $ 1000
97 percentile – $ 750

Some students will be eligible for both the Sister Mary Agnetis Academic Scholarship and the Academic Excellence Scholarship .

Notre Dame Academy awards these additional scholarships to incoming freshmen annually. The students are selected based on their performance on the High School Placement Test. These scholarships are non-renewable. 

Gamel Otto Scholarships
Charles & Anna Bauereis Pulsfort Scholarship

Tuition Assistance Scholarships/Grants

Limited need-based scholarships/grants are available to students through the generosity of several benefactors. These scholarships and grants are awarded based on various factors including financial need and a student’s attitude toward school and academic work ethic.  Students must have a complete FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment on file with NDA to considered for these funds. Please note: the FACTS online application MUST be completed by April 15, 2024.   

Scholarships For Existing Students


Student recipients of these scholarships are those who rank first and second in their class, and two others who are voted upon by the faculty. These students are chosen because of their overall attitude toward learning and their academic achievement.

Click HERE to apply.

A partial scholarship  is awarded to a student who has worked the hardest, improved the most and put forth the most effort within classes. NDA teachers select the scholarship recipient from students who have been nominated for three consecutive quarters or have been selected as the B.E.S.T. Award recipient for one quarter.

The Gospel of Life Foundation was established by Drs. Mick and Nancy Shaughnessy to encourage students to work on behalf of the dignity of human life. This endowment will not only fund scholarships for students who have proven their commitment to life, but will also fund all-school projects that encourage respect for life.

Click HERE to apply.

The Sister Mary Shauna Bankemper Leadership for Excellence Scholarship will be given to a student who has, through dedication, effort, ability and unselfishness, demonstrated excellence in leadership, scholarship and service. The student must be actively engaged in leadership roles in the form of work and involvement in school activities. These can include but not be limited to: Student Council, clubs, theater, athletics, and/or work in the community, including service and church activities.

Click HERE to apply.

St. Julie Billiart Service Scholarship is given to a student who lives Saint Julie’s spirit of joyful simplicity, demonstrates concern for the poor and the marginalized, demonstrates service in the community, and works to her potential and has an acceptable conduct record.

Click HERE to apply.

Tuition Assistance Scholarships

Limited need-based scholarships are available to students through the generosity of several benefactors. These scholarships are awarded to students who exemplify a Christian spirit and live out the mission of Notre Dame Academy. Students need not excel academically at the A or B level, but must display a strong work ethic. They must demonstrate a need for financial tuition assistance. FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment is required on file in the school office before a student is considered for eligibility. Please note: the FACTS online application MUST be completed by April 15, 2024

These scholarships include:

Ruby E. Afterkirk Scholarship
Art and Rita Arlinghaus Scholarship
Sr. Mary Reina Arlinghaus Scholarship
Thomas and Maydie Berger Scholarship
Dr. Carl and Carol Brueggemann Scholarship
Clem and Ann McCabe Buenger Scholarship Grant
Mary Burroughs Scholarship
The Butler Family Scholarship
The Emily Sin Man Chun Scholarship
Sr. Mary Clareta Memorial Scholarship
Elmer B. and Ruth C. Maschinot Cleves Scholarship
Sr. Mary Virginia Ann Cleves Scholarship
Cindy Foltz Culbertson Scholarship Grant
Sara Tepe and Celia Deters Scholarship
Ruth and Charles Dahlenburg Scholarship
Ruth B. Earle “Elan” Scholarship
Eva G. Farris Scholarship
The Gamel Otto Scholarship
The Doyle Mother of God Scholarship
John and Eva Goeke Scholarship
Annie Gregory Scholarship
Molly Brennan Grosser Memorial Scholarship
Sue Gunkel Scholarship
Gary and Taffy Cahill Hebbeler Family Scholarship
Guy Hollenkamp Scholarship
Rosemary Kahmann Scholarship
The Kerl Family Scholarship                                                                                                      
Dr. Robert T. and Jean Schmidt Longshore Scholarship
Annette T. Lucas Urban Education Scholarship
Melvin and Mary Lueke Family Scholarship
Richard F. and Joan E. Maier Scholarship Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Vivian C. and Laverne Patsy Maschinot Scholarship
Katherine Lukey Melillo Scholarship
The Pandaversity Scholarship
St. Vincent de Paul Scholarship
Charles and Anna Bauereis Pulsfort Scholarship
Cheryl Rickey Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Robinson Scholarship
Brent and Judith Flick Rouse Scholarship
Maria Schaffstein Scholarship
The Ed and Nancy Schellhaas Family Scholarship
Joe and Ginnie Schmidt Scholarship
Ruth Wehage Schroer Scholarship
Edward and Martha Cleves Schuh Scholarship
Kelsey Ann Sorrell Scholarship
Catherine Northcutt Stratman Scholarship
George and Maureen Thelen Scholarship
Martha Mayer Tonnies Scholarship
The Anne Roebker Van Kirk Scholarship
Jean and Joe VonHandorf Scholarship
Richard A. and Jean Ann Glenn VonHandorf Scholarship
Robert and Loraine VonHandorf Scholarship
The VonLehman Family Scholarship
The Michele Sterling Williams Scholarship