About the Program

Identify. Inspire. Invest.

The AnBryce Scholars Initiative - or AnBryce Scholars, for short - aims to identify and cultivate future leaders who will be committed to making a difference in the complex and often fractured world in which we live. The AnBryce Scholars Initiative reflects the vision of Mr. Anthony Welters and Ambassador Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, who began the AnBryce Foundation in 1995 to provide intellectual and social opportunities for underserved youth.

As is the hallmark of the program at New York University, AnBryce Scholars at Notre Dame are both the first in their families to go to college and have encountered significant socioeconomic challenges in the pursuit of their education. They have exceptional academic records that place them among the top 1-2% of the nation in their high school class performance and/or national test scores. They also display notable intellectual promise, creativity, leadership, and sense of service to others.

In addition to the University’s resources, AnBryce Scholars will be offered enrichment programming that includes opportunities to connect with professionals and faculty from a range of fields. AnBryce Scholars will also be able to interact with the Welters and the extended AnBryce family several times throughout their academic career.

 AnBryce Scholars will have the distinction of participating in a uniquely-designed global immersion opportunity in their freshman year. This often leads to additional, University-developed Study Abroad experiences during their time in college. 

In keeping with the program’s mission to fully support students who show academic promise and have demonstrated financial need, AnBryce scholars will receive competitive scholarship assistance that covers the published cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, room and board, the estimated cost of books, transportation, and personal expenses.