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Two Robertson Scholars win Schwarzman Scholarship

December 13, 2021 Comments Off on Two Robertson Scholars win Schwarzman Scholarship

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is proud to announce that two members of the Class of 2022 have been awarded the prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship. Jessica Edelson (Duke ’22) & Samuel Zahn (UNC ’22) will join the seventh class of Schwarzman Scholars, earning a fully-funding Masters Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Schwarzman Scholarship was…

Jake Gerardi (UNC ’24) on their Commitments to the Carolina Indian Circle

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Jake Gerardi (UNC ’24) on their Commitments to the Carolina Indian Circle

Jake Gerardi (UNC ’24) shares their commitment to the Carolina Indian Circle, and their role as Political Action Chair for the organization.

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Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) on Fighting the Stigma surrounding TS

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) on Fighting the Stigma surrounding TS

Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) was recently featured in an article by the Essex News Daily regarding her role as a youth advocate for the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome. In the article she shares, “One of the hardest things about having TS is feeling or being misunderstood… If we can take the time to educate…

Katherine Gan (Duke ’22) named Faculty Scholar, wins 2021 Benenson Award

May 5, 2021 Comments Off on Katherine Gan (Duke ’22) named Faculty Scholar, wins 2021 Benenson Award

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is thrilled to congratulate Katherine Gan, Duke ’22 on being named a Duke University Faculty Scholar and being selected for a 2021 Benenson Award. The Benenson Awards in the Arts provides funding for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates, including graduating seniors. This year, fourteen students were selected by the awards…

Senior Patrick Clinch Reflects on the Robertson, the Marshall and the Importance of Satire

April 28, 2021 Comments Off on Senior Patrick Clinch Reflects on the Robertson, the Marshall and the Importance of Satire

Senior Robertson Scholar Patrick Clinch (UNC ’21) loves making people laugh. In this report by Sophia Ramirez (UNC ’22) Patrick shares his thoughts on the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and how the experience shaped him as a scholar and satirist. Watch his interview below to learn what comes next for Patrick as he heads to…

Meghana Sai Iragavarapu named Student Commencement Speaker for Duke

April 26, 2021 Comments Off on Meghana Sai Iragavarapu named Student Commencement Speaker for Duke

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program would like to congratulate Meghana Sai Iragavarapu (Duke ’21) on being named the Student Commencement Speaker for Duke’s graduation ceremony which was held on May 2, 2021. Meghana, was selected after a competitive application process and will deliver her thoughts on the spaces that shrank during the pandemic. Quoted in…

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Home Sweet Home: How Building Homes Leads to Building Health in Communities

April 19, 2021 Comments Off on Home Sweet Home: How Building Homes Leads to Building Health in Communities

Ben Rees (UNC ’22) spent his Community Summer in Whitesburg, Kentucky working for Homes, Inc. helping to provide housing rehabilitation and repair services to families in need. Although, initially skeptical about how the experience would tie into his plans for medical school, Ben shares in this article for Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of…

Samuel Zahn Awarded 2021 Truman Scholarship

April 15, 2021 Comments Off on Samuel Zahn Awarded 2021 Truman Scholarship

Congratulations to Samuel Zahn, UNC-Chapel Hill Robertson Scholar Class of 2022 on being named a 2021 Truman Scholar! The Truman Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, a commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit sector, and academic excellence. Each Truman Scholar receives funding for graduate studies, leadership training, career…

Patrick Clinch Named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship Winner

December 7, 2020 Comments Off on Patrick Clinch Named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Patrick Clinch, UNC-Chapel Hill Robertson Scholar Class of 2021! Patrick has been named a 2021 Marshall Scholarship winner. Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in…

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Peter Andringa Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship

November 22, 2020 Comments Off on Peter Andringa Awarded the Rhodes Scholarship

CONGRATULATIONS to Peter Andringa, Robertson Scholar Class of 2020! Peter is one of 32 Americans awarded the Rhodes Scholarship on November 21, 2020. Peter is the first Robertson to receive the Rhodes and UNC-Chapel Hill’s 50th Rhodes Scholar. Learn More