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.”

Spotlight on: Shania Khoo

During her time at Duke, and with the support of the Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship, Shania has worked at the Community Engagement Fund, a local nonprofit in Durham. She has also conducted research and creative work with Migrant Roots Media and has interned with Southeast Asian Resource and Action Center. In addition, Shania has engaged in grassroots organizing as a Seeding Change Fellow with North Carolina Asian Americans Together. For her extensive community engagement and intellectual pursuits, Shania has been awarded the Olivia W. Koonz Human Rights Prize, the Duke Center for Multicultural Affairs Outstanding Student Leader Award and Emerging Student Leader Award, and the “She the People & Ms. Magazine's 25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch” honoree.


Learn more about Shania's experience at Duke.

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

Get to know Dr. Hollowell

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.

Get to know the B.N. Duke Scholars and Staff