In 1979, the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) started The Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship to identify the academic and personal achievements of children or grandchildren of Duke Alumni who are approved for undergraduate admission to Duke University and indicate some financial need. The Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is granted on the basis of academic achievement, leadership performance, and meritorious activity outside the classroom.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievements of children or relatives of Duke Alumni, with a preference for children and grandchildren, who demonstrate financial need.
In addition to monetary support, Alumni Scholars will be a part of a cohort of students with a faculty director, a program coordinator, and additional mentoring support from the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows. All Alumni students will be part of a student community, and will engage with faculty mentors, program coordinators, guest speakers, and have the occasional field trip.
All first-year students take part in a first-year seminar series across scholarships to engage with each other as scholars, learn from scholars on and off-campus, and engage with the greater Durham community.