We recognize that now, more than any other time in recent memory, students and their families are facing a unique set of challenges. We also recognize the tenacity, perseverance and grit necessary to succeed despite these challenges. Duquesne will award five exceptional leaders with a full-tuition scholarship for four years.

In the spirit of our founding, commitment to excellence, mission of service, and alignment with University Goals,


  • US citizens who have applied for and been accepted to Duquesne University as a freshman for the fall 2023 academic year
  • Have a minimum "B" average
  • Show demonstrated achievement and involvement in any activity or endeavor of significance. Applicants will be evaluated on level of achievement, depth of involvement and quality of contribution.
  • Submission of scholarship application (including essay and activities resume)

Special consideration will be given to applicants who've overcome hardship, disability, a difficult personal situation, or faced some other disadvantage.