Nakayama Scholarship Selection Process

Nakayama Public Service Scholarship Selection Process

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What is the Nakayama Public Service Scholarship?

The Nakayama family endowed the Nakayama Public Service Scholarship to support five seniors interested in responding to the world’s challenges through careers in public service. The inaugural class of Scholars will be seniors in Fall 2021–Spring 2022.

How can I be considered for the Nakayama Public Service Scholarship?

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.

How do I apply for the Nakayama Public Service Scholarship?

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 Sheet ASAP
Click here to open the online application ASAP
Request one recommendation from a Duke community member be sent to Letter due by March 15, 2021, 5:00 PM EST (2200 GMT)
Complete application due Due March 15, 2021, 5:00 PM EST (2200 GMT)
Interview notifications sent Week of March 29, 2021
Interviews Week of April 5, 2021
Scholars named By May 9, 2021