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.
MEET OUR SCHOLARS
Campus: UNC Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Which value of the program resonates most with you and why? While each value is obviously important, I feel that intellectual curiosity is the most relevant to how we can grow as individuals and as a community. To be curious is to question our systems, our motivations, and the…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Hickory, North Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program? The biggest draw to the Robertson Scholar Leadership Program were the summer opportunities, specifically the Exploration Summer that will allow me to travel to a unique, unfamiliar place and make an impact through conservation and the Launch Summer that offers an opportunity…
Elise van den Hoek
Hometown: Sevenoaks, Kent, United Kingdom
High School: Sevenoaks School
Campus: UNC Hometown: Raleigh, NC High School: Franklin County Early College Steve Jobs, one of the most influential people in the technological world, speaks about the importance of standing at the intersection of humanities and science in Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. That is where I want to be, and that is where I find…
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: Windsor, Canada
High School: Académie Sainte Cécile International School
Campus: UNC Hometown: Lyman, South Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program? I have always had a passion for service-oriented leadership and impacting the lives of others. The Robertson Program’s ability to provide a diverse group of students with the resources and network needed to expand leadership skills and values make this an opportunity like none…
Building A Stronger, Connected Rural America
For Brent Comstock (UNC ‘17) rural America is home. It’s also the headquarters of his company BCom Solutions – an organization with a dual focus on providing digital marketing/advertising resources for rural community and economic development, as well as digital consulting for political candidates hoping to connect with voters in the Midwest and rural parts…
Sarah Rutherford (UNC ’15) to Introduce Sen. Warren at Harvard Law Commencement
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program would like to congratulate Sarah Rutherford (UNC ’15) on being selected to introduce Senator Elizabeth Warren during this year’s commencement ceremonies for Harvard Law School. Nine Class Marshals, of which Sarah is one, collected recommendations from Harvard Law’s Class of 2021 to select a Class Day Speaker. This year Class…
Embracing the Twists & Turns: Insights from Phoebe Boyer on the Path to Leadership
Phoebe Boyer is committed to ending childhood poverty. As the first woman CEO and President of Children’s Aid she’s using her expertise from the public, private, and non-profit worlds to guide the 167-year-old organization. “If you had said to me 10 years ago that I would be running Children’s Aid I would not have believed…
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!