Robertson Spotlights


James (UNC ’15) on his life-changing Exploration summer hiking the Camino de Santiago.


Shafali (UNC ’17) discusses her love of music and her incredible Robertson community summer in Whitesburg, KY.


Amir (Duke ’12) on his winding path through the Robertson Program: “It’s a key to seeing the world in a way that nothing else can allow you to see.”


Devin (Duke ’16) on how a varsity football tryout evolved into Powerhouse Protein, now in 14 states and 2 countries.


Nick (UNC ’09) first summer awakened his passion for preserving the environment. Back on campus, defining moments from his Robertson experiences helped his story begin to take an impressive shape.

David (Duke ’08) explains how his Campus Switch and summer experiences set him up to lead a successful and meaningful life far from the comforts of campus.


What will be the impact of the Robertson Scholars Program on your college experience? Kavitha (UNC ’05) and Katie (UNC ’11) offer you a glimpse into the future. (Plus, check out what Katie’s mom had to say about being the parent of a Robbie!)

For years there was no secondary schooling available for girls in Muhuru Bay, Kenya. With support from the Robertson Program and a Duke professor, Andy (Duke ’08) set out to change that. Today, the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education, or WISER, is the result of having the courage to think big and put ideas and passion into action.


Kristin and Tom (both UNC ’09) shared a love of music and live performance. So when Tom had a vision to bring new sounds to UNC, he called up Kristin—and something big was born. With support from the Robertson network of coaches and mentors, they created a committee responsible for bringing new, up-and-coming bands to perform live at UNC.

Robertson Scholars Leadership Expedition