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all of the resources needed for a student to have the full Duke experience.

Thanks to financial aid, all students are afforded the opportunity to simultaneously pursue their greatest ambitions and enjoy the co-curricular and extracurricular activities that make Duke a special place.

Diverse, dynamic students

The university’s need-blind admissions process brings together students from vastly different backgrounds with disparate perspectives and skills. Duke’s need-based aid policy ensures that they have the resources needed to thrive.

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Duke establishes 10 Summer Fellowships for Research on Racism, Systemic Inequalities

As part of Duke’s anti-racism efforts, the Office of the Provost and The Graduate School are funding 10…

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Duke establishes 10 Summer Fellowships for Research on Racism, Systemic Inequalities
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Dollar-for-dollar match skyrockets for need-based financial aid

In FY21, donors pledged $10.5 million as part of a need-based financial aid initiative that matches dollar-for-dollar, the …

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Dollar-for-dollar match skyrockets for need-based financial aid
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Alexander Digs into French Cemetery Data to Explore Life, Death, and Ephemeral Rest

For art historians, cemeteries serve as one of the most important ways to not only study the art of a period, but also learn more about the culture, the people, and the customs of a time. The…

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Alexander Digs into French Cemetery Data to Explore Life, Death, and Ephemeral Rest
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Sloan Foundation Renews $1 Million Support for Underrepresented STEM Ph.D.s

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will continue to fund a Duke University program to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. graduates in the physical sciences and engineering with a…

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Sloan Foundation Renews $1 Million Support for Underrepresented STEM Ph.D.s
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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Wide-ranging $6 Million Gift Uplifts Duke Athletes

When the global pandemic brought a swift and sudden end to the 2020 spring athletics season, one alumnus wondered if there was anything he could do to help lessen the blow. …

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Wide-ranging $6 Million Gift Uplifts Duke Athletes
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Alumna’s bequest supports Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and training of future environmental leaders

Amy Gillespie ’93, who died in 2019, devoted her career in public service to environmental protection, mentoring young lawyers along the…

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Alumna’s bequest supports Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and training of future environmental leaders
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Fuqua Announces Creation Of The Darryl T. Banks HBCU Scholarship

As part of Fuqua’s commitment to address issues of racial inequity, Dean Bill Boulding announces the formation of The Darryl T. Banks HBCU Scholarship. This merit-based award will support Fuqua…

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Fuqua Announces Creation Of The Darryl T. Banks HBCU Scholarship
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Creating a Brighter Tomorrow

Pavel Molchanov ’03 writes about, and contributes to, a more sustainable future.

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Creating a Brighter Tomorrow
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With New Empowerment Fund, Engineering Alumni Help Students Take the Next Step

Starting this semester, the WIN Empowerment Fund will help engineering students with financial need cover the incidental costs associated…

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With New Empowerment Fund, Engineering Alumni Help Students Take the Next Step
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Duke Divinity Announces Three New Faculty Will Join the School

Duke Divinity School has announced the hiring of three new faculty members, each of whom adds to the strengths and gifts of one of the world’s most outstanding divinity faculties. 

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Duke Divinity Announces Three New Faculty Will Join the School
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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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Nicholas Scholars Program Opens Doors for Aspiring Environmental Leaders

Funded by five endowments and the Nicholas School’s Annual Fund, the program awards scholarships covering up to two-thirds of tuition to as many as 15 of the most highly qualified MEM or Master of…

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Nicholas Scholars Program Opens Doors for Aspiring Environmental Leaders
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The Right Experience

A move back to Durham meant Dennis Ph.D.’78 and Jane Gilmore Ph.D.’80, P’14 could share their expertise and offer their help to Duke in many ways.

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The Right Experience
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Richard B. and Kathryn C. Lieb Dean’s Fellowship Fund provides support to MPPs in the military

When Ashley Hawkes MPP ’21 joined the Sanford MPP program, she also learned she had received the Richard B. and Kathryn C.

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Richard B. and Kathryn C. Lieb Dean’s Fellowship Fund provides support to MPPs in the military
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Partners in Education, Philanthropy, and Life

Katrinka and Tom McCallum were one of the first married couples to enroll at Fuqua in the same Fuqua class and program. The McCallums’ long history with Fuqua extends to many facets of the school…

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Partners in Education, Philanthropy, and Life
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Duke Divinity School Announces Hybrid M.Div. Degree

Duke Divinity School has announced a new hybrid version of its flagship Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program that will give students the opportunity to earn the M.Div. degree without relocating to…

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Duke Divinity School Announces Hybrid M.Div. Degree
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Our Giving Story: Mary Lynn and John Wigodsky

For 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 grown, by…

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Our Giving Story: Mary Lynn and John Wigodsky
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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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Rauch Foundation makes historic gift for financial aid

A family foundation established by the late Dudley Rauch ’63 has pledged $30 million to establish an endowment for need-based financial aid for medical students in the Duke University School of…

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Rauch Foundation makes historic gift for financial aid
A. James Clark Scholars host a STEM Leadership Camp for over twenty Durham middle-school students in spring 2019.
All the way up

Gifts to the Engineering Annual Fund give already exceptional students like Philip Liu the opportunities they need to rise to their…

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All the way up
First-year engineering students tackle a service project during their EGR101L course, Engineering Design and Communication, in the Design Pod. Here, from Megan Richards and Manav Vakil work on an inhaler device that will be easy for young children and the elderly to use. Taught by biomedical engineering instructor Kevin Caves, students work in a team to learn and apply the engineering design process to solve an open-ended, client-based problem drawn from a community partner.
Class of 2024 A. James Clark Scholars Arrive at Duke

Duke welcomed 10 outstanding first-year students from eight U.S. states and Kenya to join its student body as A. James Clark Scholars…

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Class of 2024 A. James Clark Scholars Arrive at Duke
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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. She and her husband, Kyle Trivitt Ryland ’…

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

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