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: 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…
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: 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: 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: UNC Hometown: Hartland, Michigan How do you think you’ll create transformational change in your community? I hope to create change through student organizations and community-based change. I think student-led movements are so powerful because of the collaboration of many different backgrounds, strengths, and intellectual disciplines that work in cohesion for innovation and societal change.…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Philadelphia, PA What drew you to the Robertson Program? One of the greatest motivations for people is affiliation. A common reason for students’ interest in RSLP and Scholars’ continued commitment to the program post-matriculation is the community built within the program. Having the opportunity to affiliate myself with equally-driven individuals and to be…
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!