Spirit of Excellence Scholarship

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.

In the spirit of our founding, commitment to excellence, mission of service, and in alignment with University Goals, Duquesne will award five exceptional leaders with a full-tuition scholarship for four years starting with the 2021-22 academic year.


  • Apply for and be accepted to Duquesne University as a freshman for Fall 2021
  • 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.

Applications must be submitted no later than January 15, 2021. In addition to the submission of this application, the successful applicant must apply for freshman admission to Duquesne University by January 15. If you've not already done so, apply today via Common App or our institutional app - there's no application fee!

Scholarship recipients will be notified on February 15, 2021.

Scholarship Application