The Nakayama family endowed the Nakayama Public Service Scholarship to support students interested in responding to the world’s challenges through careers in public service.

Second-semester juniors each spring will be selected on the basis of stellar academics; leadership (students have seen problems, gathered others to make change, and made a demonstrable impact on their communities); and a commitment to a career in public service. The scholarship is open to all Duke students regardless of citizenship. Scholars will be expected to be in residence at Duke for both semesters of their senior year.

Please see the table below for information. The Nakayama program will be directed by Chris Simmons, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, and administered by Nationally Competitive Scholarships. For advising on this application, we suggest you use resources like your faculty, the Duke Career Center, and The Writing Studio.

Click here to download the Scholarship Process SheetAvailable now
Click here to open the online application11:59 p.m. EDT March 14, 2022
Request one recommendation from a Duke community member be sent to ousf@duke.edu11:59 p.m. EDT March 20, 2022
Complete application due11:59 p.m. EDT March 14, 2022
Interview notifications sentTBD
InterviewsTBD
Scholars namedTBD