Merit Scholarships for Continuing Students

Nakayama Scholars are exceptional senior students with stellar academics, leadership, and a commitment to a career in public service.

First year Duke students can apply for this scholarship.  

When asked why I want to participate in the Baldwin Scholars... I think of a community... dedicated to upholding a standard of diversity, inclusion, and leadership.

Flower Foreman, Baldwin Scholar Class of 2025

Affiliated Programs for Continuing Students

The Alice M. Baldwin Scholars Program inspires and supports female-identified undergraduate students to become engaged, confident, and connected leaders in the Duke community and beyond.   


The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program is the centerpiece of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. The fundamental objective of MMUF is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties.

The Rachel Carson Scholars Program provides students with direct research experience in marine science and conservation. Named in honor of Rachel Carson—a marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose work advanced the global environmental movement—scholars will acquire the necessary skills to be the next generation of marine conservation leaders.

The Cardea Fellows Program is a four-year, undergraduate fellowship for highly motivated students who are committed to pursuing health-related careers.

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Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Rising Juniors and Seniors may also be eligible for some Nationally Competitive Scholarships that provide funding to undergraduates.

Learn More about Nationally Competitive Scholarships