Carolina Summer of Service
Scholars help build local animal shelter in SC

Scholars help build local animal shelter in SC

After a year of academics at Duke, freshman B.N. Duke Scholars spend ten weeks of the following summer living and working together in a community somewhere in the Carolinas. The summer experience focuses on building community within the scholar group and working with different communities where the scholars live. During the Carolina summer of service, B.N. Dukes participate in a large group service project and internships based on their own interests, ranging from working in a rural health clinic to assisting with a youth arts program.

The class of 2016 will work with the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission in Conway, S.C. this summer. Learn more here.

The classes of 2014 and 2015 worked with communities in Marion, SC and blogged about their experiences! Learn more here.

“The Carolina Summer of Service is about students from North and South Carolina making an impact in those states. One large aspect of that is understanding and working in the different communities, whether that be rural, coastal, or larger city areas. Serving these communities is an integral way of getting students to truly become part of North and South Carolina”
– Priyang Shah,
Charlotte, NC


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

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

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