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  • Zack Fowler on the B.N. Duke Community

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    Zack Fowler ’16 explains why he couldn’t wait to be a part of the Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship community.

    Posted January 26th, 2015    |    Read More
  • Front and Center

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    B.N. Duke Scholar Priyang Shah 2015 poses for a selfie with university President Richard Brodhead and other students at undergraduate convocation. Click here to read President Brodhead’s address to students, parents, and visitors.

    Posted August 26th, 2014    |    Read More
  • Just Folks – BN Summer of Service 2014

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      For the second year, Benjamin Newtwon Duke Scholars spent ten weeks in a South Carolina Gullah Geechee community. The ten rising sophomores are lived and worked together, as well as worked with members of the community. In this blog, scholar John Victor Alencar describes the group’s accomplishments in Georgetown. Click here to read John’s […]

    Posted June 20th, 2014    |    Read More
  • Home-Grown Leaders

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    Of the thousands of students who apply each year to Duke University, only a select few are tapped as Benjamin N. Duke Scholars. They have stellar academic backgrounds. Exemplary records of community service and leadership. And they’re all from the Carolinas. Established by The Duke Endowment in 1985 with a $10 million grant, the scholarship […]

    Posted April 29th, 2014    |    Read More
  • Scholar Spotlight Jacob Tobia

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      In this Scholar Spotlight, B.N. Duke Scholar and Truman Scholar Jacob Tobia describes how academics and activism have come together for an unforgettable undergraduate experience at Duke. WATCH THE VIDEO    

    Posted April 28th, 2014    |    Read More
  • Carolina Summer of Service 2013

    B.N. Duke Scholars describe their work in Conway, S.C. – their community partnerships, their contributions, and what they took away from the experience. Watch their video…      

    Posted November 8th, 2013    |    Read More
  • If These Streets Could Talk

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    History and hi-tech come together when BN Duke Scholars bring QR Code 21st century technology to the streets of Conway, S.C. Residents and tourists can stop at a number of places and simply use their mobile devices to learn more about Conway’s storied history. Click here and check out how scholars Diego Farias Canepa (far […]

    Posted August 12th, 2013    |    Read More
  • Preserving the Past

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    As part of her B.N. Duke Carolina Summer of Service, Alyssa Greenhouse interviewed residents in the Conway, South Carolina area about historic places, events, and people. She produced fourteen videos in an effort to preserve local history. This video collection, Treasures of Horry County, was made in partnership with the Horry County Historical Preservation Society […]

    Posted August 9th, 2013    |    Read More
  • Summer of Service with the Gullah Geechee Community

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    Fourteen B.N. Duke Scholars are working with the Gullah Geechee Community this summer. The ten week long Carolina Summer of Service began in late May. Scholars in this photo are showing off baskets they made after a lesson from an expert sweet grass basket maker. Basket weaving is a fine craft of the Gullah Geechee […]

    Posted June 26th, 2013    |    Read More
  • International Summer of Service 2013

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    Follow Dominique, Stormi, Ann, Chad, Catherine, Priyang, Jordan and Natalie as they embark on their international summers of service. Click the photo to enter the blog.

    Posted May 30th, 2013    |    Read More
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