Robertson Scholars embrace opportunities and resources at two renowned universities to create one united learning community.
The Robertson Scholars Program is the only scholarship in the country that offers students access to the faculty and other resources of two of the most highly regarded universities in the nation, one public and one private. Robertson Scholars have full student rights and privileges at both universities, and this unique "dual citizenship" avails them of a world of opportunities on the two campuses.
The Campus Switch: For the second semester of their sophomore year, Robertson scholars immerse themselves in their sister campus for an entire semester to live, study, and play: Duke Scholars live and learn at UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC-Chapel Hill scholars live and learn at Duke. All scholars live in university housing during their switch. Scholars are encouraged to completely immerse themselves in life at the sister campus by taking all of their classes there, engaging in extracurricular activities, and becoming a part of the community.
The power of the one learning community extends throughout the scholars' four years. Scholars engage in a variety of activities on both campuses: joining clubs, playing sports, pursuing second majors, writing theses at the sister campus. As part of one learning community between Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, Robertson Scholars constantly seek out opportunities to take full advantage of two renowned universities.