Duke Awards Trinity Scholarships To Six Students From NC And SC

Alumni established scholarships to honor university’s origins as Trinity College

2018 Trinity Scholars, from top left: Tommy McCain, Nicole Delmolino, John Day, Andrew Blosse, Alex Adler and Ashley Myers.
2018 Trinity Scholars, from top left: Tommy McCain, Nicole Delmolino, John Day, Andrew Blosse, Alex Adler and Ashley Myers.

Duke University has awarded Trinity Scholarships -- merit scholarships that cover full tuition and many other expenses -- to six high school seniors from North Carolina and South Carolina.

The scholarships, established by Duke alumni to honor the university’s origins as Trinity College in Randolph County in North Carolina, provide funds for tuition, fees, room and board, as well as summer study, work and travel experiences for all four years at Duke. The full value of each scholarship is more than $280,000 over four years.

There are numerous Trinity Scholarships, each funded by different donors. New scholars are named as current scholars graduate.

“I’ve had the good fortune of meeting several of the donors and have learned that one of the main goals in establishing the scholarships was to help attract the best students from our region and the wider Carolinas to our university, and make it possible for them to attend without worrying about the costs,” said Kerry Haynie, a political scientist at Duke and faculty director of the Trinity Scholars and Alumni Endowed Scholars program.

“The Trinity Scholarships have been a tremendous success on both accounts. As Duke has become a top-rated national and global university, the scholarships have also been important in keeping us connected to the people, alumni and the concerns of our state.” 

The Class of 2022 recipients are:

  • Alexander Lewis Adler of Greenville, North Carolina, a graduate of The Oakwood School, will receive the Roy O. Rodwell Trinity Scholarship;
  • Andrew Chase Blosse of High Point, North Carolina, a graduate of High Point Central High School, will receive the John C. Slane and Marsha B. Slane Trinity Scholarship;
  • John Riffe Day of Lexington, North Carolina, a graduate of North Davidson High School, will receive the Four-County Area Trinity Scholarship;
  • Nicole Kalana Delmolino of Fayetteville, North Carolina, a graduate of Terry Sanford Senior High School, will receive the Susan F. Beischer, George D. Beischer and Frances Hill Fox Trinity Scholarship;
  • Thomas McCain Jr. of Trenton, South Carolina, a graduate of Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston, will receive the William M. Gregg Trinity Scholarship;
  • Ashley Nicole Myers of Greensboro, North Carolina, a graduate of the Early College at Guilford, will receive the Four-County Area Trinity Scholarship.

For more information about the Trinity Scholars program, visit the scholarship's website at https://www.ousf.duke.edu/page/Trin.