Eligibility and Selection Process

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular activities and personal and leadership qualities. All residents of North and South Carolina who apply and are accepted for undergraduate admission to Duke University are automatically considered for the award. Approximately thirty finalists are invited to Duke’s campus for a weekend in early April. Each finalist is interviewed by a committee consisting of faculty members, university administrators, and select scholars, and a select number of scholars will be chosen from the thirty finalists and informed in the following weeks.