Merit Scholarship Programs
What Makes a Duke Merit Scholar?
Merit scholars engage intellectually, both inside of the classroom and through extracurricular opportunities, such as guided research and community service.
Recognizes students who demonstrate intellectual accomplishment and exceptional potential for academic leadership.
Students from North or South Carolina who excel academically, engage their communities, and aspire to become leaders at Duke and beyond.
Change-makers from Sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate financial need, academic ability, and deep commitment to their communities.
Young leaders who demonstrate extraordinary potential and strive to make transformational contributions to society.
Students with excitement for interdisciplinary research, collaborative thinking, and innovative scholarship.
Recognizes outstanding academic achievement in children and grandchildren of Duke Alumni who demonstrate some financial need.
Recognizes the outstanding potential for academic and global impact of international students.
Recognizes the exceptional academic and personal accomplishments of students of African heritage.
Recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement from various areas of North and South Carolina. Some Trinity awards also require demonstrated financial need.
Recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and vision of students who are the first in their families to attend college.