The Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship Program is Duke University’s flagship merit scholarship for undergraduates. Since 1948, the program has identified young men and women who demonstrate, through their excellent academic and personal records, an exceptional promise of achievement in their chosen fields. These merit scholarships stem from the Angier B. Duke Memorial, Inc. established in 1925 by Benjamin N. and Sarah P. Duke to honor their son, Angier Buchanan Duke.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
These scholarships recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding intellectual ability and accomplishment. Fifteen scholars per year are selected on the basis of academic performance, creative talent, and promise of being leaders in whatever field of endeavor they choose. It selects a candidate who is intellectually adventurous and curious. A. B. Duke Scholars are encouraged to develop their own curricula and program-funded research projects.
Candidates are selected based on the individual criteria for each scholarship. Finalists for the Alumni, A.B. Duke, B.N. Duke, Reginaldo Howard, Robertson, University, and Trinity scholarships will be invited to participate in a four-day campus visit at the end of March that will include an interview and opportunities to meet with faculty and current scholars. Those selected as finalists will be notified early March by email. Other scholarships may include a phone or Skype interview as part of the finalist process.
Applicant must have high academic qualifications as determined by the A.B. Duke Selection Committee. The scholarship is awarded at the time of admission; no first-time awards are made to upperclassmen.