Duke and many other organizations share in The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. The model is unique in that it leverages education as a powerful driver of social and economic progress in Africa.
The future of Africa will be shaped by its young people. The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program selects world-class universities and non-profit institutions to provide them with skills to develop leadership and critical thinking skills, analyze problems, and solve them through collaboration Nairobi Raha
List of Duke Merit Scholarship Programs
A.B. Duke Scholars Program
Recognizes students who demonstrate intellectual accomplishment and exceptional potential for academic leadership.
Alumni Endowed Scholars Program
Recognizes outstanding academic achievement in children and grandchildren of Duke Alumni who demonstrate some financial need.
B.N. Duke Scholars Program
Students from North or South Carolina who excel academically, engage their communities, and aspire to become leaders at Duke and beyond.
David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program
Recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and vision of students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Karsh International Scholars Program
Recognizes the outstanding potential for academic and global impact of international students.
Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Change-makers from Sub-Saharan Africa who demonstrate financial need, academic ability, and deep commitment to their communities.
Nakayama Public Service Scholars Program
Recognizes students on the basis of stellar academics, leadership, and a commitment to a career in public service.
Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholars Program
Recognizes the exceptional academic and personal accomplishments of students of African heritage.
Robertson Scholars Leadership Program
Young leaders who demonstrate extraordinary potential and strive to make transformational contributions to society.
Trinity Scholars Program
Recognizes students with outstanding academic achievement from various areas of North and South Carolina. Some Trinity awards also require demonstrated financial need.
University Scholars Program
Students with excitement for interdisciplinary research, collaborative thinking, and innovative scholarship.