About the Scholarship

In 1979, the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) established The Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship to recognize the academic and personal achievements of children or grandchildren of Duke alumni who are accepted for undergraduate admission to Duke University. The Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership performance, and meritorious activity outside the classroom. Scholarship recipients also must demonstrate some financial assistance from Duke as determined by the Director of Financial Aid.

The Alumni Endowed Scholarship consists of the following:
• A full-tuition scholarship covering tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for eight semesters of undergraduate academic studies during which the scholar remains in good standing
• An opportunity to participate in a summer abroad course valued at no more than $6,500
• An opportunity to meet with other scholarship recipients in an informal program that is conducted during each academic year

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.

Scholar Spotlights

Alumni Endowed Scholar Duncan McKechney (Class of '19) On Move-In Day 2015 Duncan McKechney had a little help from someone who moved into Gilbert Addoms 23 years before he did - his mother Heather '92. Watch and listen to their story on Duke ties:

Alumni Endowed Scholar Jack Greogory (Class of '18) is a True Devil. He describes his deep family ties to Duke and his passion for engineering. Watch and listen:

Alumni Endowed Scholar Caitlin Cristante (Class of '15) tells us about her alumni connection to Duke and how it felt the day she received news of the scholarship. Watch and listen:

Alumni Endowed Scholar Max Kramer (Class of '17) shares with us his alumni connection to Duke and his unique first encounter with the university. Watch and listen: