Fighting to Develop Great Leaders

Fighting to Develop Great Leaders Fighting to Develop Great Leaders

The University of Notre Dame is encouraging and equipping extraordinary undergraduates to have a transformational effect on the Notre Dame community, the Church, and the world.

Is this a dream we can make come true? When she was just 15 years old, current Notre Dame sophomore Caitlin Crommett founded DreamCatchers, a volunteer organization that works with hospice care professionals to fulfill the dreams of terminally ill patients. Today, thanks to support from Notre Dame’s Hesburgh–Yusko Scholars Program, the sophomore’s vision of fulfilling the dreams of others is now active in 10 states and counting.

Founded upon Notre Dame’s rich tradition of academic excellence and social concern, “The Hesburgh–Yusko Scholars Program,” says director Joseph A. Buttigieg, “is based on the core belief that each person can truly make a difference.” Seeking to cultivate visionary leaders in the image of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., the four-year, merit-based scholarship program helps young men and women like Caitlin pursue their passions and discover their purpose.

Caitlin asks, “Is this a dream we can make come true?” Yes. The University of Notre Dame asks you, “What would you fight for?” Learn more about the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program.

What Would You Fight For?

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series, now in its seventh season, showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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