Trinity Scholarships

For North and South Carolina Residents

The Trinity Scholarships were established in 1984 through the generosity of distinguished Duke alumni to honor Duke’s origins as Trinity College in Randolph County, North Carolina. These scholarships are awarded on a rotating basis to some of the most gifted students residing in North Carolina and South Carolina. Duke has created the Trinity Scholarships with the support of its North Carolinian alumni to attract the finest students from its home state.  Today, scholarships are awarded from thirteen endowments and forty-seven Trinity Scholars have graduated from Duke.

Gus & Incoming Scholars


In the Spring of 2015, Duke University awarded four Trinity Scholarships to four North Carolina high school seniors. The students will be attending Duke as part of the class of 2019. All awards are made according to the guidelines of the Trinity Scholarship Program. The following students received scholarship awards:

Timothy Paul Kowalczyk – Beischer/Fox Trinity Scholarship: The Beischer / Fox Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Timothy Paul Kowalczyk of Chapel Hill, N.C., a senior at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, N.C., and son of Annmarie and Paul Kowalczyk. A need-based scholarship for an undergraduate student from North Carolina.

 Jake Peter Thomas – Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship: The Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Jake Peter Thomas of High Point, N.C., a senior at The Early College at Guilford in Greensboro, N.C., and son of Molly Pathrose and Scaria Thomas. This award supports a student from the High Point area, consisting of the cities of High Point, Archdale and Jamestown, the community of Trinity, and unincorporated areas of Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth Counties adjacent to the city of High Point, North Carolina, and deemed to be part of the city of High Point.

Elizabeth Grace Nowlin – Clem and Hayes Clement Trinity Scholarship: The Clem and Hayes Clement Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Elizabeth Grace Nowlin, of Jacksonville, N.C., a senior at White Oak High School in Jacksonville, and daughter of Kathy Diane and Robert Edward Nowlin. A need-based scholarship for an undergraduate student from North Carolina in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University.

Peter Byron Hase – A. J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship: The A.J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship has been awarded to Peter Byron Hase of Greensboro, N.C., a senior at Page High School in Greensboro, grandson of Mrs. Sam Joyner and Mrs. Donna Hase, and son of Ashley Joyner Hase and Steve Hase. This scholarship supports a student from Guilford County.

For more information about the selection, read this Duke Today article.

In addition to merit, a few of our scholarships also require demonstration of financial need. Please provide the Financial Aid office with all necessary documentation, no later than the first week in March, to optimize consideration for scholarship awards.