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: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Which value of the program resonates the most with you and why? I most resonate with the value of collaborative spirit. Growing up I always heard “if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together” or “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (A person…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado What drew you to the Robertson Program? The Robertson Program radiates intellectual, creative, and compassionate energy and I so wanted to be a part of that environment. To be surrounded by peers and mentors who inspire me in a supportive environment is just dreamy.
Campus: UNC Hometown: Littleton, Colorado What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? I was drawn to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program because it offers both the opportunity to improve my leadership skills and the freedom to explore my varied interests. The unique servant leadership ethos of the program pushes scholars to use their passions to…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Belle Mead, New Jersey What drew you to the Robertson Program? The Robertson Scholars program provided a community for me to pursue my intellectual and personal passions while being guided by mentors and peers who held the same core values as I do. I found the countless opportunities and pathways of the Robertson…
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…
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!