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18 Duke Scholarships Awarded to First in Families to Attend College

David M. Rubenstein Scholarship cover costs to pursue undergraduate studies at Duke

Eighteen rising first-year students have been awarded the David M. Rubenstein Scholarship to pursue their undergraduate studies at Duke University.

The Rubenstein Scholarship recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and vision of students who are the first in their families to attend college.

The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate education at Duke. In addition, Rubenstein Scholars have access to generous funding for domestic and international experiences, including opportunities for independent research both in the summer and during the academic year.  

Based on estimated tuition rates over a four-year period, the scholarship is worth over $315,000.

The Class of 2024 scholarship recipients are:

  • Nathaniel Asia from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Northeast High School
  • Brianna Cellini from Hillsborough, North Carolina, a graduate of Cedar Ridge High School
  • Janice Chen from Jamison, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Central Bucks High School East
  • Mackenzie Culp from Pfafftown, North Carolina, a graduate of Salem Academy
  • Dagny Edison from Indian Land, South Carolina, a graduate of Indian Land High School
  • Melia Fox from Round Rock, Texas, a graduate of Round Rock High School
  • Charla Gentry from Duncan, South Carolina, a graduate of James F. Byrnes High School
  • Connor Gregg from Omaha, Nebraska, a graduate of Creighton Preparatory School
  • Sawyer Grovogel from Green Bay, Wisconsin, a graduate of West De Pere High School
  • Emily Hughes from Bergenfield, New Jersey, a graduate of Bergen County Career Academies
  • Colin Kaeo from McKinney, Texas, a graduate of  McKinney Boyd High School
  • Harmony McMullen from Casselberry, Florida, a graduate of Winter Springs High School
  • Alicia Medina from Lake Havasu City, Arizona, a graduate of Lake Havasu High School
  • Muhib Methani from Spring, Texas, a graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School
  • Sofia Morales-Calderon from Durham, North Carolina, a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Sara Oike from Temecula, California, a graduate of Western Center Academy
  • Hector Ontiveros from Thomasville, North Carolina, a graduate of Ledford High School
  • Jose Santillan from Thomasville, North Carolina, a graduate of Ledford High School.