Bringing intellectually curious students with immense potential to Duke University, and supporting them through enrichment opportunities, mentorship, and more!
Our Merit Scholarship Programs (MSP) staff selects and supports the undergraduate students involved in Duke's ten merit scholarship programs.
Students selected as finalists for merit scholarships for the Class of 2025 will be notified by email no later than mid-March.
Supporting Duke's incredible students as they apply for prestigious scholarships
The Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS) team aides Duke's incredible students as they navigate applying to prestigious scholarships for the following life-changing opportunities:
- Independent summer research
- Service learning
- Foreign language study
- Work or internships abroad
- Graduate school in the UK, Ireland, and many other places
Students can win these scholarships as early as their first year at Duke, and alumni are eligible for a wide range of opportunities! Click through to find out more about what opportunities are available, learn about our holistic application process, and to access resources for students, alumni, and faculty and staff.
Encouraging intellectual engagement and scholarship at Duke University
Housed within OUSF are a variety of programs Duke University that encourage academic engagement among students. Students come from diverse backgrounds and have widely differing academic and professional goals, but are united in their desire to engage with intellectual communities during their time at Duke. Affiliated programs include women's learning and housing communities, faculty lecture series, scholarly opportunities for future health professionals, and research initiatives.