Theresian Scholars

Reach Your Full Potential as a Theresian Scholar

If you are academically talented, you have a unique opportunity to reach your highest potential through a rigorous curriculum called the Theresian Scholars Program.

List of 4 items.

  • Qualifications

    To qualify, you must have an outstanding middle school record and consistently score above grade level.
  • Meeting Requirements

    Theresians complete a rigorous course of study with a two-year research project of their choosing. All classes are at the honors or advanced placement level and include the elective of Latin. If students meet the required grade point average and earn required marks, they will be named a Theresian Scholar. 
  • Awarded

    Upon completion of the Theresian program, students are awarded the Theresian medal at the Baccalaureate mass.
  • Interested?

    If you are interested in becoming a Theresian Scholar, you are designated a Theresian Candidate upon acceptance to IND.

Benefits of the Theresian Program

Students who have been named Theresian scholars, graduate IND prepared for college or university. While all of our students are prepared for the next level, Theresians tend to migrate towards honors universities and highly competitive programs. Read what our Theresian Scholars student have to say of their experience:

Grace Derbyshire ’14

Colleges notice that I have been challenged at IND and have confidence that I will succeed in their challenging curriculum. I feel lucky to be able to take part in such a great program

Rebecca Forloine ’14

The Theresian Scholars Program has provided me with time management skills, a good work ethic and a problem-solving mindset that will benefit me in my future endeavors

Leah Uddeme ’14

Starting in freshman year, the expectations and requirements of a Theresian Scholar—whether they involved academia, discipline or participation—helped me become an involved and effective member of the IND community

Ayobami Yoyin ’14

The Theresian Scholars Program has always encouraged me to do my best and to never give up—no matter how challenging my work load

Requirements - Class of 2022

Students who fulfill the following requirements during their 4 years at IND are named Theresian Scholars. 
  • Take eight credits for at least six of eight semesters.
  • Earn yearly final grade of at least 85 in all courses.
  • Earn yearly discipline grade of 90 percent or higher.
  • Take the following courses:
    • Four credits of Religious Studies;
    • Four credits of Honors English;
    • Four credits of Mathematics (three must be at the Honors level);
    • Three credits of Honors Science;
    • Three credits of Honors Social Studies;
    • Three credits of Language (two must be at the Honors level);
    • One credit of Honors Latin;
    • One credit of Visual or Performing Arts;
    • One credit of Computer Science; and
    • One credit of Physical Education or Health.
  • Research and present a scholarly paper and project on a topic of your choice in your senior year.
  • Participate in at least one club or sport.
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School Sisters of
Notre Dame in 1847.