Duke University also offers a limited number of merit scholarships. All applicants for admission are automatically considered for any available merit scholarship. Specific applications are not required and are not available, with the exception of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. While students who apply to Duke may be considered for the Robertson, completing the Robertson Scholars online application is the only way to ensure that the student’s materials will be reviewed by the Robertson selection committee. Our merit scholarship programs do not require that the winner demonstrate need; merit scholarships are based on the student's academic and personal profile.
Currently enrolled students are not eligible for merit scholarship consideration with the exception of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program which accepts a small number of first-year candidates. The Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows (OUSF) is responsible for the selection of merit scholars. For more information, please visit the Office of Scholars and Fellows. Scholarship descriptions are available below.
- A. B. Duke Memorial Scholarship
- Alumni Endowed Scholars
- Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship
- Carolina Honors Scholarships
- Karsh International Scholars
- North Carolina Math Scholarship
- North Carolina Writing Scholarship
- Reginaldo Howard Scholarship
- Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
- Trinity Scholarships
- University Scholars Program
North Carolina Math Scholarship - Admitted first-year students who place in the top ten in the North Carolina Math Contest are eligible for this full-tuition scholarship. One scholarship is awarded each year, with preference given by ranking within the top ten places.
North Carolina Writing Scholarship - The top senior placing in the top ten in the North Carolina Writing Contest is eligible for a $1,000 scholarship per year for eight semesters of undergraduate study.