Class of 2026
B.N. Duke Scholar

Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina

Major: Psychology and Neuroscience

Hobbies: I love exploring Art & Animation, playing Video Games, and cooking in my free time.

Why Duke?

I chose Duke because Duke felt as though they wanted me to attend just as much as I wanted them. The opportunity to contribute to a mentally challenging and ideologically diverse and open community such as this one was already incredibly appealing, but no other university would have made me feel so at home from the moment I stepped on campus. The academic environment drew me in immediately, with a beautiful campus and plenty of resources for students to take advantage of for both academic and personal growth. I'm most looking forward to the different clubs and activities run by Duke University students, but also to the campus-wide events that will help me get to know my classmates better. I'm excited for the independence that is granted, while also ensuring our safety. This scholarship means that I will be able to enjoy my undergraduate years to the fullest, without having to work an extra job, meaning I can partake in more extracurricular activities as well as have more time to relax. It's one less worry for the start of my college life, and a big one at that. It means I can focus on the next big goal in my life, which is making it to medical school, with much less pressure on myself and my family.