About the Program

Identify. Inspire. Invest.

The AnBryce Scholars Initiative - or AnBryce Scholars, for short - aims to identify and support 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 historically underserved youth.

AnBryce Scholars at Notre Dame are the first in their families to go to college. Our scholars have exceptional academic records placing 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 a sense of service to others. 

AnBryce Scholars enter into a four year, cohort model of leadership development and enrichment programming. Our programming includes: immersion experiences, leadership opportunities, intensive financial, career, and academic mentoring, and experiences for expanding their ever-growing social and cultural capital as university students. We work intentionally to build networks of professional, social, and alumni contacts for our scholars.  AnBryce Scholars also have the distinction of participating in a uniquely-designed global immersion opportunity. This is connected to a first-year writing and rhetoric course designed specifically for our program. This undertaking often leads to additional study abroad and service or work related international experiences during their time in college. 

AnBryce scholars receive University-coordinated, 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. In keeping with the program’s mission to fully support students who show a high degree of academic promise and demonstrated financial need, we also provide programmatic experiences, including a Global Immersion trip, connections to the AnBryce Foundation, networking trips and experiences, personal and professional development series, and financial help above and beyond college expenses (this includes health insurance, for any student who does not carry insurance, and summer research funding).