Upcoming Events

New Workshop!: Discovering Your Leadership

featured on THE SHORT LIST - Week's Top 5 Events from the Office of Undergraduate Education:
You have leadership experience you don’t know about! Come get tools to talk about your character, collaboration and citizenship with OUSF and the Center for Leadership Development and Social Action

Saturday, October 29 12:00-2:00 pm  Smith Warehouse Bay 6 2nd Floor, Room B271

Lunch provided from Guasaca!
Space is limited. Sign up required: http://bit.ly/2d21tCP

Resources for students and advisors:

Watch a session on opportunities with upcoming deadlines below:


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 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 or tuition while in college:

  • 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 opportunities in detail 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 undergraduates with U.S. Citizenship, we are happy to work with all 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.


Currently Recruiting for:

Goldwater Scholarship  -- preliminary application due October 27.

Truman Scholarship -- registration required by October 30

Featured Nationally Competitive Scholarships

For Sophomores and Juniors

For Seniors or Students entering Graduate School

  • OUSF