Students currently in their first year of study at Duke or UNC, who are not transfer students, are invited to apply to join the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Students should apply using the Current Duke & UNC Students Application. Students selected through this process will join the Robertson Cohort for Community Summer and will receive full tuition, room and board and fees for up to six (6) semesters and are eligible for the same summer funding opportunities as students selected in the High School process.


Application & Interview Timeline

Application Opens: October 1, 2023

Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Semi-Finalist Interviews: Early February 2024

Finalist Interviews: Early February 2024

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA after the first semester at UNC or Duke
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Cannot be a transfer student
  • Only students in their first-year/freshman year of study
  • Current Merit Scholars at Duke are not eligible
  • Merit Scholars at UNC whose scholarship does not cover full tuition, room and board and fees may apply
  • Students with outside scholarships may apply
  • Students may apply regardless of whether they applied as High School students
  • One letter of recommendation must be from a current faculty member at UNC or Duke
  • Students of all citizenships and nationalities may apply