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: UNC Hometown: Round Rock, Texas Which value of the program resonates the most with you and why? Purposeful Leadership – The cornerstone of leadership is fixity of purpose, shaped by the values which define our character. While all leaders have different skills and traits and abilities, it is their dedication to a vision and…
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: UNC Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina What drew you to the Robertson Program? From the moment I found out about the Robertson, I knew that it was a program I had to experience. With the sheer scope of the resources and opportunities available to scholars, our potentials are limitless. The Robertson is truly committed to both individual…
Campus: UNC Hometown: Fez, Morocco High School: African Leadership Academy What drew you to the Robertson Program? I am a person who is always looking for new challenges to embrace and who believes that discomfort is a great source of learning. I am also fascinated by identities and how complex and multifaceted they are. I…
Campus: Duke Hometown: Washington D.C. What drew you to the Robertson Program? I was drawn to the program’s emphasis on service, learning, and leadership development. The Robertson Scholars program provides an opportunity for great personal growth while giving back to the community, as well as a cohort of likeminded scholars who share my passions for…
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!