2024-25 Davidson College James B. Duke Scholarship (US Based)

Scholarship Awarding University: 
Davidson College

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on January 10, 2024

Scholarship Summary: 
Each year, five freshmen students (domestic and international) will be awarded the James B. Duke Scholarship of full tuition and fees at Davidson College. All first-year students admitted to the college, via Early Decision or Regular Decision, are eligible for consideration for the James B. Duke Scholarship. 

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must;
i. Demonstrate through their admission application and a required supplement that their diverse talents, work ethic, resilience and concern for others give evidence of their capacity to make a difference in the world.

Value of Scholarship: 
James B. Duke Scholars will be awarded full tuition and fees plus a $5,000 stipend to be used for applied, relevant learning experiences during their Davidson tenure. Duke Scholars will be offered guidance and mentoring by the program director.

The award is renewable for the recipient’s remaining three years at Davidson, provided GPA, progress toward degree, and campus engagement requirements are met.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
i. You must first be an applicant for admission at Davidson College in order to submit your James B. Duke application. All first-year students admitted to the college, via early decision or regular decision, are eligible for consideration for the James B. Duke Scholarship.

ii. Complete a James B. Duke scholarship application; you must submit an essay in response to one of the two prompts provided on the scholarship application form. 
As part of the scholarship application, you will be asked to respond to one of following prompts within the context of the qualities of a James B. Duke Scholar shared in the link to the application (500 words maximum):
      - Which of those qualities best define you and have greatest impact on your ability to serve and lead?  Be as specific as you can.
      - How have you applied your talents and experiences towards creating positive change in your community? Provide specific examples.

iii. Finalists for the James B. Duke Scholarships will be notified in March. 

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the Davidson James B. Duke Scholarship Page.