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Bryce Jones

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Bryce Jones

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…

Dorian Ho

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Campus: UNC Hometown: New Providence, New  Jersey What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  Throughout my college search process, I aspired to find an education that was challenging yet encouraging; individualized; community-focused; and affordable. The Robertson satisfied all of those qualities and more, but accepting the scholarship meant more to me than a box-checking exercise.…

Rachel Hatfield

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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.…

Zachary Finacchio

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Hamilton, New Jersey What strengths and passions are you bringing to the Robertson community? My principal passions over the past few years have been related to community service and the performing arts. One of my guiding goals in life is to leave the world and the spaces I inhabit better than I…

Saisha Dhar

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky Which value of the program resonates with you most and why?  The value of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program that resonates most with me is Strength of Character. Character plays a significant role in leadership as leaders must be courageous, confident, and honest to create positive change. I feel that…

Michael Cronin

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Hershey, Pennsylvania  What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  The scholars’ unique ambitions inspired me. When talking with alumni and current scholars, the goal after graduation never seemed to be getting the highest paying job or being accepted into the most prestigious grad program. Everyone was excited to follow their passions and…

Millie Caughey

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand What drew you to the Robertson Scholars? The community. The ability to make friends with brilliant young people around the world, while engaging in meaningful service and study opportunities will allow me to develop life-long friends who share life-changing memories.

Danica Bajaj

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey What strengths and passions are you bringing to our Robertson community and our campuses? In my religion, Sikhism, one of the foundational values is “seva”–or service—and I’ve been passionate about it from a young age. I’m looking forward to engaging with the greater Chapel Hill and Durham communities as…

Aisha Baiocchi

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Campus: UNC Hometown: New York, New York How do you think you’ll bring transformational change to your communities?  I hope to bring as much empathy and patience to my communities as possible. I think change is only possible, and long term, if we take the time to listen and learn about the problems we face…

Perisa Ashar

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Campus: Duke Hometown: Glen Allen, Virginia What drew you to the Robertson Scholars?  I was enticed by the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program as it is a unique opportunity to develop as a leader and make an impact for the societal good, while pursuing my studies at two prestigious institutions, which prioritize the success and growth…