Scholarship Success Stories


Brittney Ron `17As I think back on my time at Notre Dame, I am grateful for the friends that became my family, the opportunities that became my reality, and the teachers that became my support team. Notre Dame helped shape my aspiration to receive a college education along with the tenacity and resilience I need to face any new challenges.

I will always value my time here as it allowed me to speak my mind and  to see the importance of a heartwarming school community. During the college process, I knew I wanted a school with an environment as supportive as Notre Dame’s, thus I will be continuing my academic and personal journey at Middlebury College with a full scholarship through the Posse Foundation.

~Brittney Ron ’17, Middlebury College

Chynna Seck

Notre Dame helped shape me into the young woman I am today – and for that, I am endlessly grateful. Throughout my four years here, I made many friends, discovered new opportunities, and opened my mind to life-changing experiences. At Notre Dame, I was given the platform to showcase my talents, speak out on important issues, and initiate actions to better the school community.

I am excited to begin my new journey at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study on a near full scholarship. I will be studying International Development for Women’s Health, where I will continue to apply the lessons I learned from my fellow Chez Nous sisters.

~ Chynna Seck ’17, New York University

Deztynee Rivera


For me, Notre Dame was a new world of opportunity. I had so many things to get used to my first year: taking the train, being in the big city, and meeting new people. With the help of devoted teachers and my guidance counselors, I challenged myself with demanding classes, enrichment programs, and internships throughout my four years here. Notre Dame gave me a rewarding high school journey and I am ready to take on my new adventure. It is with great joy that I will be continuing my academic career at Princeton Universityon a full scholarship.

~Deztynee’ Rivera ’17, Princeton University


Montana Schelchere

As I conclude my four years at Notre Dame, I can see the vast transformation that I have gone through and can attest to the fact that you become who you surround yourself by. I am very grateful to be surrounded by such a nurturing, compassionate, and driven community. With the help of Notre Dame, I have established countless skills whether it be effective time management or how to handle an arduous class.

Thanks to Chez Nous, I will be the first in my family to go to a four-year college and I relied heavily on the Notre Dame community to help me through the process of college applications. I am beyond appreciative for the guidance that the Notre Dame community has given me and the opportunities that await with a near full scholarship to Emory University.

           ~ Montana Schelchere ’17, Emory University

Kassandra LizAs I reflect on my four years at Notre Dame, I am overcome with happiness and pride. I am proud to be a part of a community that exemplifies the strength of holding oneself accountable for their own success, whether academic, social, or personal, while simultaneously encouraging the progress of one another. In the essence of genuine sisterhood, the accomplishments of another student were celebrated by all. My Chez Nous story is one of strength and betterment as I learned from all of the inspiring figures around me. I will be attending Boston University on a near full scholarship and entering this new chapter of my life, I take with me a lesson that was truly experienced at Notre Dame.

 ~ Kassandra Liz ’17, Boston University

I can wholeheartedly say that attending Notre Dame has been one of the best choices I’ve made so far. Notre Dame has a welcoming and nurturing the school Kate Scherercommunity.  Not only did I find it easy to make friends, but teachers took a genuine interest in me as well. During the times of struggle in my classes, my teachers were always there to help me understand as were my friends, who encouraged me to thrive.

Notre Dame taught me the value of hard work and perseverance, a lesson that will only prove truer in college. Because of Notre Dame, I realized I wanted to be in a school that not only had a strong academic reputation, but one whose students represent the whole of New York City. With this in mind, I chose to enroll in the Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York on a full scholarship.

~ Kate Scherer ’17, Macaulay Honors College at City College of New York

Through Notre Dame I encountered such a diverse collection of individuals, not only of culture but of thought, which has helped me grow into the intellectual that I am today. Every teacher here wants Mya Powellyou to be your best self, whether it be encouraging you to go to extra help or simply having an honest conversation about extramural topics. They have made my four years at Notre Dame feel like home. I am certain that with the nurturing environment Notre Dame has provided for me, I am ready to step out into the world and become successful in all of my endeavors. I am so excited to say that my four years at Chez Nous payed off as I will be attending Vassar College on full scholarship.

~ Mya Powell ’17, Vassar College