B.N. Duke Scholarship Program


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B.N. Duke Scholars excel academically and demonstrate commitment to civic engagement. Scholars work collaboratively to build communities and solve problems on and off campus. To put this commitment into action, rising sophomores complete the Carolina Summer of Service (CSOS) project. Established in 1986, the B.N. Duke Scholarship is named in honor of Benjamin N. Duke, who funded scholarships to equip North and South Carolina students to “think for themselves and become leaders in the highest and best things in life.”

Oum Lahade and Enrichment Experience

Oum is using his enrichment funding to attend the Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Debt Investing Conference in New York City. This conference will enable Oum to learn how industry professionals are thinking about litigious investment transactions as well as become more familiar with the laws that govern the field. He has previous experience working on a distressed credit team of a large investment firm and plans to soon work for a restructuring advisory firm. This conference will help prepare Oum as he considers pursuing a career in bankruptcy law.


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Dr. Adam Hollowell, Faculty Director

Adam Hollowell is Senior Research Associate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and serves as Director of the Inequality Studies Minor. These positions reflect his long-held teaching and research activities related to ethics, religion, race, and public policy. Dr. Hollowell was a B.N. Duke Scholar while at Duke as an undergraduate student, and he is proud to support the B.N. commitment to social justice. 

When Dr. Hollowell was B.N. Scholar, his Carolina Summer of Service project took him to Wilmington, NC

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The Benjamin N. Duke Scholars Program is located within the Office of University Scholars and Fellows (OUSF). The B.N.'s are part of a larger community of merit scholars and academically engaged students at Duke University.

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