Duke Announces B.N. Duke Scholarship Winners

Award given to incoming first-year students from North and South Carolina

Fourteen incoming first-year students from North and South Carolina have been awarded the prestigious Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship, which covers full tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for eight semesters at Duke University.The full value of each scholarship, created with funds from The Duke Endowment, is estimated to be more than $220,000 over four years. The award is given to students from the two states who have a demonstrated potential for leadership and an affinity for community service, in addition to high academic achievement.The scholarship also includes service and leadership development activities and two summer programs, one in the Carolinas and one abroad, during the recipients' undergraduate careers at Duke.The scholarships were established by The Duke Endowment to honor Benjamin Newton Duke, one of the founders of Duke University.This year's recipients are:-- Chaarushi Ahuja of Summerfield, N.C., a graduate of Grimsley High School in Greensboro, and daughter of Punita Ahuja and Anil Kumar;-- Diego Alfredo Farias of Mount Pleasant, S.C., a graduate of Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, and son of Yanett Ines Canepa and Luis Gabriel Farias; -- Zachary Michael Fowler of Sanford, N.C., a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, and son of Linda and Michael Fowler; -- Alyssa Rachel Greenhouse of Columbia, S.C., a graduate of Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, and daughter of Deborah and David Greenhouse; -- John William Hare-Grogg of Wilmington, N.C., a graduate of Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, and son of Vivian Hare and Keith Grogg;-- Quinn Arthur Holmquist of Charlotte, N.C., a graduate of Providence High School in Charlotte, and son of Beth and Mike Holmquist; -- Suqi Huang of Cary, N.C., a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, and daughter of Xiujuan Su and Shaoxing Huang; -- Kaighn Geraghty Kevlin of Raleigh, N.C., a graduate of Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, and son of Peg Kevlin and the late George Kevlin;-- Emily Anne Kragel of Greenville, N.C., a graduate of Junius H. Rose High School in Greenville, and the daughter of Amy and Peter Kragel; -- Julianna Marie Martinez of Lenoir, N.C., a graduate of Hibriten High School in Lenoir, and daughter of Denise and Octavio Martinez;-- Billy Lamorris Powell of Moyock, N.C., a graduate of Currituck County High School in Barco, N.C., and the son of Sandra Douglas-Powell and Billy L. Powell Sr.;-- Rifat S. Rahman of Fayetteville, N.C., a graduate of Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville, and the son of Rokshana Jahan and Mizanur Rahman; -- William James Victor of Aiken, S.C., a graduate of Aiken High School in Aiken, and the son of Susan and Jim Victor;-- Thomas Alexander Vosburgh of Durham, N.C., a graduate of C.E. Jordan High School in Durham, and the son of Jennifer and Brian Vosburgh. For more information about the incoming class of B.N. Duke Scholars, visit the scholarship's website at www.bnduke.org.