Students currently in their first year of study at Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill, who are not transfer students, are invited to apply to join the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program. Students should apply using the Current Duke & UNC Student 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, 2024

Application Deadline: January 2, 2025

Semi-Finalist Interviews: February 2025

Finalist Interviews: February 2025

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
  • Current 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