Chaminade Scholars Application

Chaminade Scholars Program: Application Process

The University Honors Program welcomes your application to be a Chaminade Scholar. Please read the detailed information below about the application and process. 

Applications for 2019 will open NovEMBER 9, 2018 and are due January 16, 2019 at 9:00 am. 

Submitting an Application

An application consists of the following five components:
  1. An on-line Application Submission Form
  2. A completed and signed Cover Sheet (downloadable Word doc).
  3. Responses to the Application Essay Questions (downloadable Word doc).
  4. A paper that you wrote for a UD class during the first semester. This should be a paper that you consider to be your best work.
  5. A written recommendation from a faculty member who was your professor for a three-credit-hour course during you first semester at UD; the professor you select to write your recommendation must fill out the downloadable Word doc Recommendation Form, complete it and submit directly to, Subject: Chaminade Scholar Recommendation. 

Saving a Word Document as a PDF

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To submit your application:
  • All electronic file names should include applicant’s last name and the application year:
  • Example: Smith_Cover_2018 / Smith_EssayQuestions_2018 / Smith_UDPaper_2018 / Smith_Recommendation_2018
  • Compile one PDF file from the cover sheet, essay responses and an academic paper from the fall semester (see below for instructions if needed).
  • Complete the online application submission form and upload your PDF.
  • Your faculty member should submit the recommendation document directly to the University Honors Program email account at

Printable application instructions can be downloaded here (Word doc).


Applicant Requirements

Be sure to make a note of the following requirements:

  • All Chaminade Scholars are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or above and be a member of the University Honors Program pursuing an Honors Program diploma, or be Honors-eligible.
  • Interviews for the Chaminade Scholars Program will be conducted with program faculty and staff on a Saturday in February. Be sure to hold this day in the event that you are selected for an interview.
  • If you are selected to be a Chaminade Scholar, we will enroll you in a mini-course, UDI165: Chaminade Scholar Seminar. Classes will meet during the Spring semester from 1:30 to 3:00 pm on three Sundays in February through April. The course will explore topics of community, service and prayer in an effort to more fully understand Christian vocation.
  • If you are selected, you will also be required to attend the Chaminade Scholar Formation Retreat.
  • If you are selected, you will complete the three required Chaminade Scholar courses with your cohort in the designated semester (co-ops and study abroad options should be chosen accordingly): REL 256, SSC 200 and ASI 357.
  • You will register for the course, REL 256, Faith Traditions: Prayer, the fall of your sophomore year. A key experiential component of the course is a weekend retreat experience at St. Meinrad Monastery.

Electronic Signature: By typing you name at the specified signature line on each application form, you certify that the application materials are your own work.




Honors Program

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0311