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 David Ntim

David, a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science on the pre-med track, currently serves as the leader of the technology team of the Duke Justice Project, participates in Duke MEDesign, and does research on campus. Outside of the classroom, he is an intern at the Student Wellness Center, serves as one of the project directors for the Project Wellness freshman orientation, is the Director of Religious Affairs within the cabinet of Duke Student Government, and is one of Duke Chapel's Chapel Scholars. He also participates in the Every Nation Campus student ministry and helps to lead one of their Bible studies.


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Dr. Ken Rogerson, Faculty Director

Ken Rogerson is is Professor of the Practice at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, and former Research Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University. He is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the Sanford Master's of Public Policy Program and the Director of Duke's Policy Journalism and Media Studies Certificate Program. He has served as chair of the American Political Science Association’s Information Technology and Politics Section and the International Studies Association's International Communication Section.

Get to know Dr. Rogerson

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