Academic Engagement and Fellowship at Duke and Beyond.

The Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows, OUSF, is an intellectual hub that fosters academic engagement among Duke University students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

The office supports this mission in many ways, including awarding scholarship funding to students with immense potential, providing enrichment funding for extraordinary research and experiential projects, bringing distinguished guests to campus, and developing opportunities for faculty mentorship of students. 

Merit Scholarship Programs

Bringing intellectually curious students with immense potential to Duke University, and supporting them through enrichment opportunities, mentorship, and more!

Our Merit Scholarship Programs (MSP) staff selects and supports the undergraduate students involved in Duke's ten merit scholarship programs. 

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Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Encouraging reflection, development, and individuality to support Duke's incredible students as they apply for prestigious scholarships

The Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS) team aides Duke's incredible students as they navigate applying to prestigious scholarships for the following life-changing opportunities:

  • Independent summer research
  • Service learning
  • Foreign language study
  • Work or internships abroad
  • Graduate school in the UK, Ireland, and many other places

Students can win these scholarships as early as their first year at Duke, and alumni are eligible for a wide range of opportunities! Click through to find out more about what opportunities are available, learn about our application processes, and access resources for students, alumni, and faculty and staff. 

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Affiliated Programs

Encouraging intellectual engagement and scholarship at Duke University

Housed within OUSF are a variety of programs Duke University that encourage academic engagement among students. Students come from diverse backgrounds and have widely differing academic and professional goals, but are united in their desire to engage with intellectual communities during their time at Duke. Affiliated programs include women's learning and housing communities, faculty lecture series, scholarly opportunities for future health professionals, and research initiatives.

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