A.B. Duke Scholars Program

What Makes an A.B. Duke Scholar?

A rare kind of intellectual ambition unites members of the A.B. Duke Scholarship Program. Their exceptional potential is magnified through friendships, collaborations, interaction with faculty, and the resources provided to them as A.B. Duke Scholars. A.B. Duke Scholars are self-motivated students whose academic and world-changing potential is outstanding. Their minds and voices lend fresh and original perspectives to myriad issues, causes, theories, and performances.

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The A.B. Duke Program

The Angier B. Duke Scholarship Program provides more than a merit-based financial award. It offers support for the intellectually adventurous and curious.


A.B. Duke Scholars have the chance to leap ahead in their development through direct access to a wider world of knowledge and experience than that available in a standard academic program. Learn more.

Our Selection Process

Apply to Duke University!


All applicants to Duke who demonstrate exceptional promise, intellectual hunger, and an inquisitive spark may be considered candidates for the A.B. Duke Scholarship. Learn more.

Current Scholars

A community of scholars, an intellectual hub


The Angier B. Duke Scholars Program is located within the Office of University Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) at Duke. OUSF Staff provides full support for the A.B. Duke Scholars Program through services such as student advising, mentorship, and event planning. Our scholars are part of a larger community of merit scholars and academically engaged students at Duke University. Learn more.