Upcoming Events

Fellowships at 4:00 

Mondays 4:00–5:00 PM EST, Smith Warehouse, Bay 8 North, 2nd floor, B208 lounge
or on Zoom, https://duke.zoom.us/j/116298210 

Curious about what fellowships are?  Our informal advising sessions are here to help answer your questions. You don’t need to know anything except what your interests are. Do you have questions after watching one of our videos? Want to get to know an advisor without the formality of an appointment? Come talk with us! 

Sophomore & Junior Info Session

Sophomores and juniors, watch our video session to learn about prestigious scholarships you can apply for this fall semester. Did you know there are scholarships for career STEM researchers like Goldwater, and graduate school funding f for public advocates of all kinds through the Truman Scholarship?  OUSF's Nationally Competitive Scholarship staff will introduce you to great opportunities for this semester and your future!

Welcome to Duke from NCS!

First-years, watch our video session to learn how to get started at Duke, and reach for Nationally Competitive Scholarships both during Duke undergrad and beyond.


Past Events: Check out our past events, that are now online resources.


2021 Fellowships February Events

(Click on the titles to access the video of the event. Check back later if the video is not available.)


Applying for Fulbright and International Awards Video
March 3 

Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for graduate study with Duke’s full support! Will include Fulbright, DAAD, Luce, and other opportunities.

Applying for UK and other Graduate Scholarships Video
March 4 

Learn how to apply to a variety of opportunities for graduate study with Duke’s full support!

Schwarzman Scholarship Video
February 2
Designed to prepare young leaders to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world; Schwarzman Scholars immerse in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics, and society.

Nakayama Public Service Scholarship Video
February 3
Hear about a new scholarship opportunity for five Duke Juniors who are planning to devote their lives to public service.

Building Strong Relationships with Faculty Video
February 4
Join as a panel of faculty talk about how they like to get to know students better. Bring questions and find out how these relationships relate to your career at Duke as well as scholarship applications.

Diverse Marshall Scholarship Experiences
February 10
A panel of former Marshall scholars with diverse backgrounds will come together to talk about their experiences applying for the scholarship as well as what it means to be a diverse student in the United Kingdom. Bios of Panelists 

Why Study STEM at a UK Graduate School? Video
February 11

Duke Alumni who have pursued science fields in the United Kingdom on either the Marshall or Rhodes scholarship come together to talk about why that study has been beneficial in their career and what is different about labs and classwork in the UK. Bios of Panelists

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship Video
February 16 

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship from Stanford aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

Fulbright Scholarship Alumni Panel
February 17 
[video recording coming soon]
Learn about fully-funded grants for research, graduate study, or English Teaching Abroad to over 140 different countries! Rising seniors, alumni, and graduate students are eligible.  The Duke alumni panelists are: Sahil Sandhu T‘20 study Fulbright in Health Services Research at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom; Jay Sullivan T‘16 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia; and McCall Wells T‘16 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Spain.

Rhodes Scholarship Duke Student Perspectives Video
February 18 

What does it take to win a Rhodes Scholarship and what is it like to hold one? Duke's 2020 Rhodes Scholars-Elect, Jamal Burns and Kendall Jeffreys, as well as Rhodes Scholars Ariel Kantor T'19 and Claire Wang T'19 will talk about their experience.

P.D. Soros Fellowships for New Americans Video
February 23  

A graduate scholarship opportunity for immigrants and the children of immigrants in recognition of the contributions they make as new citizens.  The panelists will be Maria Pia Rodriguez Salazar, 2020 Soros Fellow, PhD in Cell Biology at Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill Class of 2014; and Antonina Vykhrest, 2019 Soros Fellow, MBA at Harvard University, Duke University Trinity graduate class of 2010. Bios of Panelists

Rotary Global Grants-What are they? Video
February 25 

Renee Reiling, a Regional Grant Officer, with The Rotary Foundation will talk about the opportunity. Jaclyn Grace T’15, a current student at Oxford, and Catherine Ward T’18, a current law student at UVA who studied at Cambridge University on a Rotary Scholarship, will talk about their experiences as Rotary Scholarship recipients.


Summer Opportunities List

2021 summer ops LIST logoAvailable Tuesday, January 12 (event deferred)
The 2021 Undergraduate Summer Opportunities List will be available starting January 12, 2021. Students will be able to browse opportunities and view contact information for Duke Summer Programs. This list represents dozens of summer programs, projects, research and more. Many opportunities provide full or partial funding. Some opportunities are fully virtual. You can find the listing at: https://undergrad.duke.edu/summer-opportunities-fair


Info Session on Sophomore and Junior Opportunities

2020 Recorded video
Learn more about an assortment of great opportunities for sophomores and juniors. This video will be especially useful for those interested in: public service, environmental advocacy, Native American advocacy, research science, or graduate study in the social sciences and humanities.


Fulbright Webinars

Throughout the summer, join Fulbright staff for more in-depth discussions of your choices for a Fulbright year and the application components. Past sessions are also recorded!  (Please be sure to follow Duke's campus deadline, August 14,  for your complete application. The full timeline is on the application process on our page on Fulbright. This application timeline includes Duke alumni and graduate students!)
Past recorded sessions include:

You may also get inspiration & insight from Fulbright's official social Instagram, and from Fulbright alumni affinity groups on Instagram: FulbrightPrism, FulbrightNoirFulbrightLatinx, and FulbrightLotus.


NCS Orientation Sessions

First-year Duke students, come learn about the advising you can get with NCS, and the opportunities beyond Duke we can connect you to! Tuesday, August 4 2020 2:00 -3:00 PM or Wednesday, August 5 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Recordings are available in dukegroups


Marshall Mondays with UK Universities
Join for introductions to top university programs, short lectures, and hear from post-graduate Fulbright & Marshall Scholars. See the full schedule and past videos


Personal Statement Workshop

Monday, March 30 2019 2:30-5:00 pm, video now available on our "Videos" page.
Tuesday, March 24 2019 2:30-5:00 pm, video now available on our "Videos" page.
We’ll lead you on fun activities with peers to help you rediscover your experiences that showcase key attributes and achievements. Then we’ll share strategies for writing your stories in a compelling, memorable way, whether you’re gearing up for graduate school, preparing to network and study with future and current world leaders, or showing your readiness to roll up your sleeves for community work or independent research a world away.