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NDU-NAM Scholarship Program


Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) and the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) proudly announce the joint NDU-NAM Scholarship for academic study in Lebanon.

Two scholarships will be awarded to two Lebanese-American college students who are members of NAM and who are in good academic standing at an accredited American college. The awards are for two full academic semesters (Fall & Spring) at NDU at the main campus of Zouk Mosbeh.

Scholarship winners will receive a full waiver of admission application, tuition, and technology & student services fees for the duration of their studies at NDU. Upon their return, NAM will grant scholarship recipients who remain in good academic standing an additional sum, to be announced by NAM, to assist with costs incurred for accommodation and/or travel (airfare) to Lebanon. 


Who May Qualify?

To qualify for the NDU-NAM scholarship, students must be:

  • At least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States;
  • Undergraduate students (minimum sophomore standing);
  • Active members of the National Apostolate of Maronites (NAM) and demonstrate a general interest in studying in Lebanon;
  • Citizens/legal permanent residents of the United States;
    Have maintained a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  • Enrolled in a major compatible with one of NDU's seven faculties and degree programs.

Upon selection of the scholarship winners, students will be asked to provide further documentation, including college transcript, Curriculum Vitae, proof of medical insurance coverage while in Lebanon, proof of citizenship, and a copy of the student's passport. 

For more information, visit the NAM Scholarships webpage or contact Dr. Jessica El-Khoury, Director of International Relations at jessica.elkhoury@ndu.edu.lb or oir@ndu.edu.lb.

The application will be announced officially through the local parish and posted on the NAM Convention website and NDU website. Applicants must submit a completed application as well as required documents to their pastor to reach the NAM Office no later than May 31, 2023.  The National Apostolate of Maronites and Notre Dame University-Louaize will jointly notify scholarship winners for Fall 2023 and will recognize them during the NAM Convention.


Instructions for Applicants

Applicants should fill out the application form and provide the following supporting documents:

  • A copy of their college transcript from time of matriculation to date;
  • The pastor’s recommendation form;
  • The college professor’s, or advisor’s, letter of reference;
  • A passport-size face picture for NAM records and a digital self-picture emailed to info@namnews.org; and
    A Curriculum Vitae.


All applications become the property of the National Apostolate of Maronites and of Notre Dame University-Louaize.


Selection Criteria

NAM uses the following criteria as the basis for selecting the recipients of the scholarships:

Maximum Points

Activities and Honors: 20
Grade Point Average: 20
Essays: 40
Letters of Recommendation: 20


Send the completed application, along with all relevant material by May 31, 2023, to the National Apostolate of Maronites.
Website: www.namnews.org
E-mail: namscholarships@gmail.com

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