WHO WE ARE
Intellectual | Purposeful | Ethical | Collaborative
A community of leaders within Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, striving to make transformational contributions to society.
Transforming Public Systems for Public Good
“No one’s path is linear, unless you design it that way. The field I work in now did not exist when I was in college.” So, Caroline Whistler (Duke ’08) created a career for herself and a company that aims to enhance the lives of millions of people. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Third…
Robertson Express Fall 2021 Update
The Robertson Express Bus will begin operations the day before Fall 2021 classes begin at both Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for riders affiliated with the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. This decision was made in partnership with both host institutions and with the health and safety of the Duke…
From Art School to the Art of Negotiation: Brooke Davies Reflects on Leadership
If you had asked Brooke Davies (UNC ‘17) when she was applying for art school as a senior in high school, if she ever thought the United Nations would one day be using her research to broker peace in conflict torn regions, her answer would have been a resounding no. But now, 8 years later…
MEET OUR SCHOLARS
Campus: Duke Hometown: Morrisville, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? Collaboration, creativity, and the opportunity to be part of a cohort of change-makers are some of the qualities that drew me towards the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. The emphasis on multi-faceted learning between the two campuses, the supportive community, and the leadership…
Campus: Duke Hometown: New York, New York What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? After engaging in advocacy throughout high school around inclusion and representation, the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program looked like the perfect opportunity to tangibly make things better in any community I’m in. Through every summer opportunity and leadership grant, this community is…
Campus: Duke Hometown: Springdale, Arkansas How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community? I see myself creating transformational change by increasing political involvement and representation in the regions of Northwest Arkansas as well as the South and Midwest. In my activities to date, I’ve seen that policy only works when it incorporates…
Hometown: Summerfield, NC
High School: The Early College at Guilford
THE ROBERTSON EXPERIENCE
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program provides eight semesters of full tuition, room and board, and most mandatory fees for Scholars at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Scholars also have access to generous funding for up to three summer experiences, funding for conferences throughout the academic year, and for two semesters of study abroad.
AT A GLANCE
GIVE TO RSLP
Giving back to the Robertson Program is not only about recognizing the unbelievable opportunities given to our Scholars and Alumni; it’s also about recognizing the important role of creating these opportunities for future scholars!
Funds will be used to enrich the definitive Robertson experiences —things like the first-year NOLS retreat, the Community Summer, Dinners for Eight with faculty and alumni, and the Senior Capstone. With your ongoing financial support and continued input, these experiences will continue to grow and push current and future Scholars to expand their horizons and meet their potential.
One time donations or monthly recurring gifts are possible through our online giving portal. There are many ways to give, including your time, talent, and treasure. Please take a look at our Giving page for more information on giving back to RSLP!