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. 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 2022 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.

Applications must be submitted no later than December 1, 2021. In addition to the submission of this application, the successful applicant must apply for freshman admission to Duquesne University. If you've not already done so, apply today - there's no application fee!

Scholarship recipients will be notified on February 15, 2022.

Scholarship Application