About the Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarships


Alumni Scholars are exceptional students with strong family connections to Duke who have demonstrated academic excellence as high school students.

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Financial Support

The Alumni Scholars Program provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board at Duke University. Scholars also have access to generous enrichment funding for domestic and international summer experiences, including opportunities for independent research both in the summer and during the academic year.

Academic Community

In addition to monetary support, Alumni Scholars will be a part of a cohort of students with a faculty director, a program coordinator, and additional mentoring support from the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows. All Alumni Scholars will be part of a scholar community, and will engage with faculty mentors, program coordinators, guest speakers, and have the occasional field trip.

All first-year scholars participate in a first-year seminar series across scholarships to engage with each other as scholars, learn from scholars on and off campus, and engage with the greater Durham community.

Enrichment Experiences

After completion of the first year, Alumni Scholars may apply for funds to support a variety of educational enrichment activities: from working at a laboratory at Duke University or elsewhere, to pursuing an internship in the private or government sector, to engaging in service work or independent research. With the help of the Alumni Scholarship faculty director, the graduate assistant, and faculty mentors or advisors, Alumni Scholars will be supported in thinking creatively and planning wisely for these enrichment opportunities.

Interested in becoming an Alumni Scholar?

Our Selection Process