The FEST 2016

The Fest 2015Notre Dame College once again will award a total of $40,000 in scholarships during The FEST 2016, a free family Christian festival. The scholarships are divided as follows:

  • Four individual $10,000 scholarships granted to four students in the entering class of 2017, 2018, or 2019

The award is valid for a full-time undergraduate who is granted admission and enrolls at Notre Dame beginning in 2017, 2018 or 2019.

Notre Dame is a sponsor of The FEST and hosts a tent near the main stage during the event from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 7, in Wickliffe, Ohio. Students can register for the drawing at the tent during the festival. The winner of the scholarship is announced on stage during The FEST. Winner does not need to be present.

Prospective students also can enter for a chance to win the Notre Dame College FEST Scholarship on the College website.

Hosted by the Diocese of Cleveland on the grounds of the Center for Pastoral Leadership at 28700 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe, The FEST attracts more than 35,000 people every year.

The event features live national Christian bands, tours of Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminary, a youth faith rally and opportunities for personal prayer. The day ends with an outdoor Mass shared by thousands at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks.

Musical acts scheduled to perform this year are: Lauren Daigle at 1:15 p.m., Matthew West at 2:45 p.m., Michael W. Smith at 4:15 p.m. and Newsboys at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to displays and giveaways from more than 100 sponsors and vendors, The Fest includes food options from Executive Caterers and Marc’s fresh fruit, subs and wraps. A relaxation station will provide massages for moms, and a Cub Cadet Dad’s Den will offer each father a chance to win a tractor. The festival also features a children’s area with interactive activities and family fun entertainment.

Event details are online at

The Notre Dame FEST Scholarship has no cash value and is not eligible to be used with other forms of institutional aid. To redeem the value of the scholarship, the bearer of the financial aid award letter must present it to the director of admissions upon applying to the College. 

Please fill out The FEST 2016 scholarship registration form here.


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