Class of 2022 Announced
Thirty-one high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving merit scholarships to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University.
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program’s financial benefits include full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate study, in addition to three summers of domestic and international experiences.
The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society. Scholars are selected based on students’ demonstration of outstanding academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, moral character, purposeful leadership and collaborative spirit.
Robertson Scholars matriculate to one university while receiving student privileges at both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, including opportunities to pursue second majors and minors, enroll in courses, and participate in student activities. During the academic year, the Robertson Program provides customized offerings designed to encourage scholars to realize their full leadership potential.
The Robertson Program was created in 2000 through a $24 million gift from Julian Robertson, a 1955 graduate of UNC, and his wife, Josie. Inspired by their sons — one of whom graduated from Duke in 1998, and another from UNC in 2001 — the Robertsons believed that each institution offered a distinctive undergraduate experience, but that the combination of the two promised a breadth and depth of resources that no other university could match.
The Robertson alumni network consists of approximately 390 leaders on six continents, linked together by a common goal to make positive and palpable contributions to their communities.
Congratulations to the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program Class of 2022:
|Scholars at Duke University|
|Jia Dua, Lynfield College|
|Olivia Olsher, St. Paul’s Girls’ School|
|Elise van den Hoek, Sevenoaks School|
|Lilian Clark, University High School|
|Joel Kim, North Hollywood High School|
|Kamryn Washington, American Heritage School|
|Anjali Gupta, Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies|
|Bennett David, Christ School|
|Jacob Key, Ashe County High School|
|Amanda Padden, United World College|
|Weston Lindner, Lakota East High School|
|Naira Ikram, Westlake High School|
|Charlie Zong, Westchester Academy for International Studies|
|Montana Lee, School Without Walls|
|Scholars at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Fridah Mbwaya, African Leadership Academy|
|Jemma Frost, Ravenswood School for Girls|
|Cher Hu, Indian Springs School|
|Tamira Daniely, Desert Vista High|
|Anshu Mohan, Smokey Hill High School|
|Rachel Maunus, Martin County High School|
|Benjamin Rees, Los Alamos High School|
|Kalley Huang, Hunter College High School|
|Matt Sullivan, Canisius High School|
|Ivy Drew, Virginia Episcopal School|
|Theo Holt, Carolina Friends School|
|Aaron Williams, Franklin County Early College High School|
|Sam Zahn, Parkland High School|
|Sophia Ramirez, Menchville High School|
|Niharika Vattikonda, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology|
|Brady Hanshaw, Sissonville High School|
|Ruth Fetaw, Rufus King High School|