Promoting Student Access & Success

Promoting Access & OutreachAbout half of Duke students receive some form of financial assistance and about 10 percent are first-generation college students. We are working to ensure that all of our students have the resources and support they need to succeed. 

  • Duke partners with KIPP, Say Yes to Education , Questbridge , and American Talent Initiative.

  • David M. Rubenstein Scholars Program is a merit scholarship program in the Office of University Scholars and Fellows that provides first-generation, low-income students with integrated social, cultural, emotional, academic, and financial support.

  • Duke LIFE (Low-Income, First-Generation Engagement) is a part of the Office of Undergraduate Education that is dedicated to welcoming and advocating for students on Duke’s campus who identify as such. It supports and works in conjunction with the Duke LIFE student group. The students host events designed to bring the Duke first-generation and/or low-income community together and create relevant identity development programs and activities.