Expand your possibilities,learn to shape the world.

The AnBryce Scholars Initiative brings first-generation, scholar leaders into a close knit family of students and faculty/staff mentors. We believe our scholars represent the best of Notre Dame and aim to assist in exposing our students to a cosmopolitan, inclusive vision of the world with all its complexity. Then, we encourage them to better it using their talents as a force for good. AnBryce Scholars come to campus from all across the world, united by their impressive academic potential and leadership skills, their success in the face of adversity. Scholars pursue every area of study and seek summer enrichment through social justice and community service initiatives, educational experiences, and internships in business, engineering, social sciences, education, and the arts. 

The AnBryce Scholars Initiative reflects the vision of Mr. Anthony Welters and Ambassador Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, who began the AnBryce Foundation in 1995. The Welters' sons, Bryant and Andrew, are graduates of the University of Notre Dame. 

Scholar Snapshot

In 2021-2022 we welcome our ninth cohort of students.

We support 63 scholars and alumni, across all colleges and disciplines.

100% Post Grad Employment/Graduate Education Placement.

National Honors include: Fulbright Fellows, Fulbright Summer Institute Fellows, Gilman Scholars, and a Truman Scholar. 

3 McCloskey Competition Participants, 1 cash prize winner.

Over 2/3 of our students elect to study abroad.

90% of our scholars hold leadership positions on campus and in our community.


Erick Tapia, Class of 2018

It's like a dream come true, but way better.

– Erick Tapia, Class of 2018


Senior Spotlight: Odalis Gonzalez Reyes '21

Author: Sarah Kubinski


Odalis Gonzalez Reyes, '21, is a ray of sunshine from American Falls, Idaho. Before arriving on campus, she really had not been much of anywhere outside of Idaho. That Freshman fall, when she drove cross country with her high school teacher, Mrs. Caroline Wight ('04), she began the adventure that would be 4 years of growth and challenge and change at Notre Dame. …

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AnBryce Partner Spotlight & Conversation: Elise Rudt, CUSE

Author: Sarah Kubinski

Elise Rudt
Elise Rudt, National Fellows Coordinator, CUSE

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarship Engagement (CUSE) a campus resource gem. We shared our original digs in Brownson Hall for many years with them. But even as our programs changed homes, CUSE to Bond Hall and AnBryce to Haggar Hall, our relationship strengthened, thanks to a shared commitment of assisting scholars with acquiring valuable tools to enrich their time at the University and beyond. AnBryce constantly seeks out experts in their fields to provide support and networks for our scholars. CUSE is one such resource, with its commitment to scholarly discernment as it relates to experiential learning, research planning and funding, and application support for national and international fellowships. Recently, we sat down with Elise Rudt, National Fellows Coordinator at CUSE, to talk about our long-standing partnership.…

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