B.N. Duke Scholars

The Benjamin N. Duke & Trinity Scholars Program is an undergraduate merit scholarship program at Duke University funded by the Duke Endowment and independent donors throughout the Carolinas.

These two scholarships were created to attract North and South Carolina's brightest and most highly motivated student leaders. By recruiting these students to attend Duke University, the B.N. Duke & Trinity Program seeks to nurture future leaders by developing their talents, intellect, and civic consciousness. Each year, approximately 10 B.N. Duke Scholars and 3 Trinity Scholars are chosen from among all accepted Carolina applicants to Duke University, and all receive full tuition.

During their four years at Duke University, B.N. Duke and Trinity Scholars are closely linked with one another in order to create a network of exceptional students from the Carolinas. In addition, the students within these two scholarships work collaboratively to coordinate special programs such as leadership retreats, guest speakers and other social events through the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows.