Udall Scholarships Video

Awards $7,000 to sophomores and juniors committed to advocate for the environment or Native American issues. 
Register by Jan 17, 2017

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Three Duke Students Named Schwarzman Scholars

Seniors Justin Bryant of Johns Creek, Georgia, and Julian Keeley of New York, New York, and 2015 graduate David Robertson of Fairfax, Virginia, were named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, which provides for one year of study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

“I’m thrilled that Duke has three Schwarzman Scholars this year,” said Duke University President Richard Brodhead.  “A deep understanding of China will be critical to future leaders, and I’m delighted that these three outstanding young people, who have contributed greatly to the Duke community, will have this exciting opportunity.”  Read the full Duke Today article here.


Duke University seniors Laura Roberts of Dallas and John “Jay” Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Roberts is a Global Human Rights Scholar and Lowell Aptman Prize finalist. Ruckelshaus is a Harry S. Truman Scholar and Angier B. Duke Scholar. Read the full Duke Today article here.

About Nationally Competitive Scholarships at OUSF

OUSF is the resource center for all current Duke students and alumni applying for most nationally competitive scholarships, especially those with a campus endorsement process. These scholarships and fellowships support a wide variety of opportunities during the undergraduate years and beyond.  We welcome all students interested in learning more about scholarships to make an appointment with the office.

Scholarships that will fund experiences while in college:

  • leadership development and limited tuition costs (Udall and Goldwater)
  • language study (Boren and CLS)
  • study and enrichment abroad (UK Fulbright Summer Institutes and Gilman)

Scholarships that will fund experiences or tuition after college:

  • tuition costs (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Schwarzman, Fulbright, Beinecke, Truman)
  • language study (CLS)
  • research and/or enrichment abroad (Fulbright, Luce)

Some scholarships are open to alumni and we welcome them into our processes.

Explore the opportunities for Duke students with the Search All Opportunities link at the left of this page. You will find over two hundred opportunities including nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, as well as internship and post-graduate work opportunities on which the Career Center advises.

While much of our focus is on opportunities for Duke undergraduates with U.S. Citizenship, we are happy to work with all current Duke students and alumni from any degree program.

  • International students and New Americans should look into: Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, Schwartzman, PD Soros and DAAD.
  • Graduate and professional students should look into: Fulbright, PD Soros, DAAD and NSF.

If you are seeking scholarships to attend Duke, learn more from our site and colleagues about Merit Scholarship Programs and about Financial Aid, and see this broader list of other sources of support to attend Duke.


Currently Recruiting for:

DAAD Rise -- Applications Due January 15.

Beinecke Scholarship  -- Duke Deadline January 17.

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships --  Duke Deadline January 17.

Udall Scholarships -- Register to access the application by January 17. Duke Deadline January 30.

UK Fulbright Summer Institutes -- Applications Due: February 23, 2017.

Featured Nationally Competitive Scholarships

For Sophomores and Juniors

For Seniors or Students entering Graduate School

  • OUSF