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: Duke Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because of the summer opportunities, cross-campus engagement, and sense of community. I believe that Summer is an important time for intellectual development. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program with its community, exploration, and launch…
Campus: Duke Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada What drew you to the Robertson Program? I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Program due to it’s culture of community, leadership, and contribution. In high school, when I was first introduced to the program, I knew these would prove essential to my college experience. Additionally, the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil What drew you to the Robertson Program? The ability to design your own experience is definitely something that drew me to the Robertson. The program gives me the opportunity to work on the things I am deeply passionate about and that’s invaluable to me. In addition to that, the…
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…
Campus: Duke Hometown: Hershey, Pennsylvania What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? The scholars’ unique ambitions inspired me. When talking with alumni and current scholars, the goal after graduation never seemed to be getting the highest paying job or being accepted into the most prestigious grad program. Everyone was excited to follow their passions and…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Hudson, Ohio How you think you’ll create transformational change in your communities? As Ben Franklin said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” I look forward to creating a positive impact by establishing new or improving existing educational programs for students in surrounding underserved communities, particularly in business and financial literacy.
Campus: UNC Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? I was drawn to the Robertson Scholarship because of the opportunity to be a part of select group of scholars committed to making a positive impact on our world. The Robertson fundamental program values stood out to me as an accurate representation of…
Meet Apollo J
For Apollo J, music wasn’t always in the plan. “I never in a million years thought that I would be doing music.” “Going into Duke I was like, ‘okay I’m going to go into Duke, do my four years, I’ll be a political science major, go to law school and be a lawyer.’ So that…
A Note on the Passing of Blanche Robertson Bacon
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is saddened to share with the community the passing of Blanche Robertson Bacon, sister of Julian Robertson. Blanche was born in Salisbury, NC on October 2, 1935 and attended St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, graduating from the high school in 1953 and the junior college in 1955. After graduation, Blanche…
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…
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!