B.N. Duke News

A Toast to Scholarship and History

2010Toast019Each year BN Duke scholars gather around the statue of their scholarship namesake, Benjamin Newton Duke, to toast the legacy of which they are now a part.

Benjamin’s N. Duke’s statue stands on the university’s East Campus. Duke University unveiled the statue on October 2, 1999 during a dedication ceremony.

The statue continues to be a ceremonious location for students who receive the prestigious scholarship. Current scholars raised their glasses to B.N. Duke and their scholarship program in April 2012.


Choosing to come to Duke and be a B.N. Duke Scholar had everything to do with choosing the corner where the people would support us the most zealously, where we could explode in pursuit of our passions, and where opportunities were not scarce. Stesha Doku Charlotte, NC

Community partners

B. N. Duke Scholars collaborate with community groups. Find out more about our community partners and how your group can partner with us.

B.N. Duke Blog

BN Alumnus at Home in TeachHouse by B.N. Duke alumni Glenn Palmer '14 and Benton Wise '13 work alongside of each other, ...

Recent Media