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Selection Process

Inaugural Class of 2020

In keeping with the selection process for other merit scholarships at Duke, students do not apply to become David M. Rubenstein Scholars. Students who are admitted to Duke who indicate that they will be the first in their families to graduate from a four-year university, and who also meet financial criteria, are automatically considered for the scholarship.  Candidates whose Duke applications reflect intellectual excellence, leadership experience and demonstrated community service are likely to be considered.

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