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The Karsh International Scholarship was created to bring together top students from all over the world. The scholars' academic ambitions and fields of study at Duke are as various as their homelands. Karsh scholars literally embody the ideas of "global citizenship" and boundary-crossing.

 

The Karsh International Scholarship was created to bring together top students from all over the world. The scholars' academic ambitions and fields of study at Duke are as various as their homelands. Karsh scholars literally embody the ideas of "global citizenship" and boundary-crossing.

Benefits and Opportunities

 

Full Scholarship to Duke University

The Karsh International Scholars Program provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees to Duke University. Scholars also have access to generous funding for domestic and international summer experiences.

 

Student Support

In addition to monetary support, a cohort of students from all over the world, a faculty advisor, a graduate student mentor, and additional mentoring support from the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows.

 

Learning Community

All Karsh International Scholars will find themselves in an academic support community specifically engaged in global dialogue and in highlighting the presence of world-wide students on the Duke campus. During the regular school year, Karsh International scholars can also expect the EXTRA of meals together and with faculty mentors, regular meetings with the graduate assistant, guest speakers, and the occasional field-trip.

 

Summer Experiences

Up to $7300 can be used each summer after completion of first year for a variety of educational enrichment activities: from working at a laboratory at Duke University or elsewhere, to pursuing an internship in the private or government sector, to engaging in service work or independent research. With the help of the Karsh faculty director, the graduate assistant, and faculty mentors or advisors, Karsh International Scholars will be supported in thinking creatively and planning wisely about these summer opportunities.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can a student who is a citizen of any country outside the U.S. be considered for this scholarship?
Yes

Can a student who has dual U.S./other country citizenship be considered for this scholarship?
No

Can a student who already has a B.A. or a B.S. degree be considered for this scholarship?
No

How do I apply for this scholarship?
Simply apply to Duke University

What makes me a good candidate for this scholarship?
Strong academic preparation and documented need for financial aid

Does that mean that I will need to complete the financial aid forms?
Yes

Are all of the Duke application and financial aid forms available online?
Yes

Can I be nominated for this scholarship?
No

What does it cover?
Your tuition, room and board, mandatory fees, demonstrated need that exceeds those costs, and three summers of funding (up to $7000) for research, unpaid internships, and other opportunities that will advance your academic career

 

Interested in becoming a Karsh Scholar?

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