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. 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.

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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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