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Giving to –

a diverse and dynamic student body.

Thanks to financial aid, all students are afforded the opportunity to pursue their greatest ambitions and benefit from the Duke experience.

The nation’s most talented students

Students on financial aid bring their own unique skills, perspectives and backgrounds, enriching the classroom and campus experiences for everyone at Duke.

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Navigating Freedom

From an early age, as he grew up in Los Angeles in a blue-collar, immigrant family, Arturo Nava’s parents drilled into him that the ultimate achievement to strive for was education. …

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Navigating Freedom
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Our Giving Story: Mary Lynn and John Wigodsky

For the Wigodskys, Mary Lynn Wigodsky B.S.N.’71, P’00 and John Wigodsky ’71, P’00,  giving to Duke comes naturally. Over the years, their level of engagement has only…

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Our Giving Story: Mary Lynn and John Wigodsky
Duke University School of Medicine fourth-year students celebrate where they're heading for their residencies on Match Day in the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center.
My Giving Story: Shannon Denise Norris ’93, M.D.’97

If you grew up in a military family or know how often those in the military move, you’ll understand how Shannon Denise Norris ’93, M.D.’97 came to view the world as a…

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My Giving Story: Shannon Denise Norris ’93, M.D.’97
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Always Returning Home: Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith

For each of us, home can mean many things beyond the place we currently reside. Duke alumni Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith remind us what it means to seek comfort and community from…

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Always Returning Home: Tanya Rolle Smith and Geoff Smith
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In a Year Eclipsed by COVID-19, Hearts and Hands Open

When the last day of classes concluded for the fall semester,…

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In a Year Eclipsed by COVID-19, Hearts and Hands Open
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Shepherding Scholars

Our Giving Story: Diane L. Holditch-Davis, Ph.D., B.S.N.’73, FAAN, P’12 and Mark Davis Ph.D., B.S.E.’73, P’12

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Shepherding Scholars
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Duke's Inspired Donors Set Sights on LORD 100 Challenge

In the fall of 2019, Duke made an important new commitment toward one of the university’s oldest and most important virtues: helping deserving students afford the cost of…

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Duke's Inspired Donors Set Sights on LORD 100 Challenge
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Sparking Philanthropy in Others

When it comes to building the Team Fuqua community in China, Chak Man (Joe) Wu MBA ’04 stands out as an ardent advocate, a dedicated volunteer, and a generous donor. Indeed, he was recognized for…

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Sparking Philanthropy in Others
The Duke Lemur Center is advancing lemur care and management in Madagascar.
Three New Programs Launched: Advancing Lemur Care and Management in Madagascar

The DLC’s bond with Madagascar has grown even stronger this year with the launch of three training programs that promise to improve lemur care and welfare in both the…

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Three New Programs Launched: Advancing Lemur Care and Management in Madagascar
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Philanthropy Is Best as a Team: Sarah Redfield Ryland ’87, P’20, P’22

The Duke Women’s Impact Network (WIN) is dedicated to celebrating and accelerating the power of women’s philanthropy, a passion of Sarah Redfield Ryland ’87. She and her husband Kyle Trivitt…

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Philanthropy Is Best as a Team: Sarah Redfield Ryland ’87, P’20, P’22
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Made Possible by Reggie

It was late spring and a procession of eager undergraduates and their families had gathered in Wallace Wade Stadium waiting for the commencement of the Class of 1978 to begin. Moments later, the…

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Made Possible by Reggie
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Many Faces, One Duke: Alysha – The Fuqua School of Business

Because of your support of the Fuqua School of Business Annual Fund, amazing students like Alysha McFall are able to realize their ultimate aspirations.

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Many Faces, One Duke: Alysha – The Fuqua School of Business
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Meet Rubenstein Scholar Yodit Gebretsadik

The David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program is a national model for…

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Meet Rubenstein Scholar Yodit Gebretsadik
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New Thriving Communities Fellowship Program Provides 52 Scholarships

As part of a $12 million grant from The Duke Endowment, Duke Divinity School announces…

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New Thriving Communities Fellowship Program Provides 52 Scholarships
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Duke Receives $12 Million to Strengthen Divinity Leadership, Service

A $12 million grant from The Duke Endowment will bolster the leadership that Duke Divinity School provides across the church, in academia and in the communities served by the school.

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Duke Receives $12 Million to Strengthen Divinity Leadership, Service
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Historic $261 Million Distribution to Benefit Education, Research, Financial Aid at Duke

A four decade-long relationship with a foundation has led to a historic distribution of $261 million to Duke University that will support science and technology education and…

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Historic $261 Million Distribution to Benefit Education, Research, Financial Aid at Duke
Gerald and Ginger Wilson have spent their lifetime helping North Carolinians with their education.
Building an Academic Bridge for North Carolinians

As an adviser, it’s not always easy to discern the best academic path forward for high schoolers or college students. But there’s one thing the best advisers never lose sight of: A…

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Building an Academic Bridge for North Carolinians
Achal Awasthi’s biostatistics work focuses on building models that can help identify biomarkers in rare forms of cancer. This research is important because it helps slow the progression of the disease and also improves patient outcomes. Awasthi received the Chancellors Scholarship in 2019-20 for his Ph.D. studies.
Fellowships Boost Outstanding Graduate Students in All Disciplines

Art history. Marine science. Religious studies. Biostatistics. Cultural anthropology. Excellence at The Graduate School (TGS) comes in many forms and spans all disciplines.…

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Fellowships Boost Outstanding Graduate Students in All Disciplines
Lisa Borders gave the commencement address for the Class of 2019.
To Believe in People Is to Lead: Lisa Borders ’79

Spend one minute with Lisa Borders ’79 and you’ll see the immense charm, humility, wit and decision-making that make her leadership a tour de force in the public sector and…

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To Believe in People Is to Lead: Lisa Borders ’79
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Go team! On research and innovation 

Bold innovation requires imagination, patience – and most importantly, teamwork.

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Go team! On research and innovation 
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Beloved chemistry mentor’s influence lives on

Chemistry is a creative discipline between biology and physics. For many students aiming to become scientists, it’s an exciting field.

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Beloved chemistry mentor’s influence lives on
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Boosting Indian business students in a big way

As a graduate student at The Fuqua School of Business, one of the things Javed Tapia M.B.A.’91, P’19, P’21 harnessed was how best to maximize his entrepreneurial aspirations.

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Boosting Indian business students in a big way
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Nursing care: from North Carolina to Guatemala

Scholarships at Duke University School of Nursing allow the best and brightest students to attend regardless of their ability to pay.

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Nursing care: from North Carolina to Guatemala
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Mentoring makes a future physician assistant’s path clear

For Melanie Rogers, a student in the Duke Physician Assistant Program, becoming a health care professional was her dream career path ever since a pediatrician provided vital care for her when she…

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Mentoring makes a future physician assistant’s path clear
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Top of mind: young alum makes planned gift in support of student experience

Getting students out of the classroom and into the world — that was the university’s bold idea behind launching DukeEngage in 2007. Ever since, it has given Duke undergraduates the opportunity to…

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Top of mind: young alum makes planned gift in support of student experience
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Scholarships to expand the vision of love and peace

Scholarships and fellowships ensure students at the Duke Divinity School have the critical funding they need to become innovative Christian leaders for the church and the world.…

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Scholarships to expand the vision of love and peace
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Fighting for the purity of our planet

Our world is rapidly changing. Not just for people, but also the environment.

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Fighting for the purity of our planet
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Making ministerial aspirations real

When it comes to making a difference in young peoples’ lives, it’s often hard to predict where a mentor can have the most impact.

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Making ministerial aspirations real

At Duke, 45% of undergraduates receive need-based financial aid.