Investing in a new generation

Thanks to the generosity of Duke alumni, DAA supports two merit scholarship programs that offer a Duke education to outstanding students:

Alumni Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

DAA established this scholarship in 1979 to recognize the achievements of children or grandchildren of Duke alumni accepted for undergraduate admission to Duke. The scholarship funds full tuition for eight semesters of undergraduate study, as well as a stipend for a summer study away program and opportunities to meet with other scholarship recipients.

We award the scholarship on the basis of academic achievement, leadership performance and meritorious activity outside the classroom. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate some financial need as determined by the director of Financial Aid.

Trinity Scholarships

Duke's alumni in the Carolinas have generously funded the Trinity Scholarships to honor Duke's origins as Trinity College in Randolph County, North Carolina. We award them on a rotating basis to attract some of the most gifted students residing within specific geographic areas of the Carolinas.

Clem and Hayes Clement Trinity Scholarship
Need-based support provided to a North Carolina student admitted as a first-year student to Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Herman W. Bernard Trinity Scholarship
Awarded to a student who at the time of application legally resides in the High Point area, including Archdale, Jamestown, the community of Trinity and unincorporated areas of Guilford, Randolph, Davidson and Forsyth Counties adjacent to High Point and deemed part of the city.

A. J. Tannenbaum Trinity Scholarship
Awarded to a North Carolina student, with first preference given to Guilford County residents.

How can I be considered?

Students don't need to submit an additional application for merit scholarships. Duke selects finalists from among all applicants each year based on their complete credentials, including essays, academic work, extracurricular activities and recommendations. To be considered for a need-based scholarship, be sure to complete the required financial aid forms. Finalists are notified via e-mail in March during the application cycle. For more information about merit scholarships and other forms of aid, visit the Duke Office of Financial Aid