Scholarships & Financial Assistance

While we do all we can to keep tuition costs down, we realize that a private school education is still out of reach for some families.  Scholarships and financial assistance help to bridge the gap for 64% of our upper school students.  In fact, the Academy grants nearly $500,000 in scholarship and aid support annually for upper and lower school students.  

The only way we are able to go above and beyond for our families is through the generosity of alumnae/i, parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends. We are grateful to all those who have chosen to make a Notre Dame education and experience possible for deserving students.

There are many ways that you can contribute. Gifts of any size to the Fund for Notre Dame will support our financial aid budget. In addition, a $10,000 philanthropic commitment over four years will allow us to provide a $2,500 Merit Scholarship annually to one student. 

If you’d like to make a lasting impact, you may consider creating a Named Scholarship, which can be a special way to honor a beloved family member or friend. With a gift of $50,000 or more (payable over five years), your endowed fund will support students at Notre Dame in perpetuity. If you are interested in establishing a Named Scholarship, or have questions about how you can make a life-changing impact, please contact Lauren Marquis in the Advancement Office at (978) 649-7611, Ext. 321, or at lmarquis@ndatyngsboro.org. 

Thank you to all those who have committed to making a Notre Dame education a reality for talented students regardless of their financial means. 

Named Scholarships

This scholarship, established in memory of Ann Boumila by her daughters, is awarded to a rising senior who recognizes and appreciates the sacrifice that parents make to give their daughters an NDA education. It is a one-time award.

This Scholarship, established by the Bradley family in memory of Susan Scanlon Bradley, is awarded to an eighth grade student who will attend the Academy’s High School. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing. This scholarship requires a formal application and essay. Please apply here.

This Scholarship, established by the Coddaire Family in memory of faculty member Ann Coddaire, is awarded to an eighth grade student who will attend the Academy’s high school. Preference will be given to a student with financial need who excels at music and/or the arts. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing.    

This Scholarship, established by the Connolly-O’Loughlin family, is awarded to an eighth grade student who has been at the Academy since seventh grade and will continue her education at the high school. Eligible students will have achieved high academic excellence, scored high on the entrance exam, and have a financial need. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing. 

This Scholarship, established by the family of Donna Sullivan Dickey ’59, is awarded to a rising senior who has the potential to be a loyal alumna, has a high academic record, and is involved in school activities. It is a one-time award.

This Scholarship, established by the Hall Family in memory of Abby Hall ’01, is awarded to an eighth grade student who will continue her education at the Academy. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing. 

This scholarship was established by the Sacco Family in honor of their friend Alice Kennedy.  Edith Sacco and Alice Kennedy met as nursing students at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and became lifelong friends. This scholarship is awarded to an alumna pursuing a four-year year degree in Nursing at an accredited college or university.  Awardees have to have completed two or more years of study and maintained a 2.5 average in their major to be eligible to apply. This scholarship requires a formal application process. Please apply here. 

This Scholarship, established by the family of Edward W. Leary Jr, is awarded to a current high school student who exemplifies the qualities of a scholar-athlete, is able to balance academic studies with extra-curricular activities, and has a need for financial assistance. It may be renewable. This scholarship requires a formal application and essay. Please apply here. 

This Scholarship, established by the MacLellan family in memory of Jacqueline MacLellan Legein ’84, will be awarded to a high-achieving Academy student with a sibling(s) at the school. It may be renewable.   

This Scholarship, established in 2013 by the Mahoney Family in memory of Leo and Joan Mahoney, is awarded to an eighth grade student who will continue her education at the Academy. Special consideration will be given to students who have a financial need, show a commitment to service, and are residents of Lowell. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing.

This Scholarship was established by Dorothy Allen Mawn ’47 in memory of her parents, Russell and Catherine Allen. It is awarded to a student entering her senior year who recognizes the sacrifices her parents make to give her an Academy education, has proven her commitment to the Academy, and has a good academic record and financial need. It is a one-time award.

This scholarship, established by the Brady family in memory of Kathleen Brady McKenney ’63, is awarded to a rising freshman with financial need and good academic achievements. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing.

This Scholarship was established in 2007 by the family of Sister Marie Paula McNiff to honor her career at the Academy and contributions to the school community. It is awarded to a rising freshman who exemplifies Sister Marie Paula’s quiet generosity, her kindnesses, and her sense of humor. It is a one-time award.

The scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 is to be awarded to a graduating Academy of Notre Dame student to assist with their college tuition.  Students must complete the Academy of Notre Dame Scholarship Application to be considered and in their essay demonstrate why they should be selected based on the criteria of this scholarship listed below.  Applicants must provide evidence of:  

  • Academic achievement of a 3.5 GPA or better as of the end of the second quarter 
  • Have a deep appreciation and concern of the environment 
  • Contributing member of the school community
  • Consideration given to members of the Academy’s athletic teams
  • Must be entering a college or university to pursue a degree in life sciences

This scholarship requires a formal application and essay. Please apply here.

This Scholarship, established by the Marin-Bourgeois family, is awarded to a student entering the Academy of Notre Dame High School with a strong academic background and financial need. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing.

This Scholarship was established in 2015  by Maura Sullivan Norton, Class of 1972, and her husband, mr. John Norton, a former member of the Academy's Board of Directors. It honors the Norton family members who attended the Academy, including Maura ’72, Brianna ’04, John ’02, Siobhan ’10, and Maeve ’15. It is awarded to a rising senior who exhibits the four principles of character: courage, integrity, concern, and responsibility. It is a one-time award. This scholarship requires a formal application and essay. Please apply here. 

This scholarship is presented to a rising senior who displays leadership abilities, lives the mission of the school, and is committed to diversity, service, and social justice. This is a one-time award. 

This Scholarship, presented by the Parents’ Club, is awarded to an eighth grade girl who will continue her education at the Academy and an eighth grade boy who will attend a Catholic High School. They should be involved in school and community life.  It is a one-time award.  This scholarship requires a formal application and essay. Please apply here. 

This Scholarship, established by the Trull Family, is awarded to a high school student who is dedicated to the Academy and has the potential to be a loyal alumna who will be involved with the Alumnae Association. It is a one-time award.

This scholarship is awarded to a worthy freshman student who has demonstrated excellent academic skills and ranked high in the entrance exam for the Academy. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing. It is a four-year renewable scholarship, provided the student remains in good standing.

This Scholarship, established by family and friends of Karen Webster ’71, is awarded to a rising senior who is well rounded with an ability to balance extra-curricular activities and studies, and has a financial need. It is a one-time award.