Major: Education and Biology
UNC, Chapel Hill
"I will answer the honorable call of pursing teaching as a career. I desire to give back to my community what has been afforded to me. I have had diverse mentors in public schools and 4H. They have fostered the development of critical stem skills such as problem-solving, creativity, decision-making, and leadership".
"In addition to my studies, I accepted an unpaid position as Member Engagement Officer. I traveled from the mountains, piedmont and the coast of North Carolina promoting 4H as a STEM alternative that young people should pursue, especially minorities. "
Major: Environmental Science
UNC, Chapel Hill
"I am currently majoring in environmental science and minoring in statistics and analytics, with hopes of working in natural resource management and wildland fire prevention. After my freshman year at UNC, I took a gap year and volunteered with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. I completed over 1200 hours of volunteer work on the West Coast, the vast majority of which was related to wildland fire prevention. By meeting people who had their entire lives upturned by fire, I gained a greater appreciation for the importance of the natural processes I learned about in my environmental science classes. Upon returning to school, I am driven to earn my degree so that I can be part of the conversation about how to protect both people and the environment."
Major: Environmental Science and Policy
Rachel Carson Scholar
"As part of the DukeEngage Gateway program, I was one of two dozen Duke first-year students that were part of an 8-week summer initiative involving community service and how we can make our service more transformational. I was also chosen as the Director of Social Justice at the Duke Catholic Center. In this role, I’ve organized student outreach and service projects to the broader Durham community including feeding the homeless, community clean up days, and environmental enhancement projects."
"While protecting the environment and strengthening the economy are often treated as competing interests, I am planning to pursue a career where I can help reinforce both. Specifically, I would like to develop and implement strategies for conserving our dwindling green spaces and combatting the rapid loss of biodiversity while contributing to more livable and economically vibrant communities."
Duke Credit Union Scholarship Program
- Duke Credit Union member or the child of a Duke Credit Union member*
- Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in college, Fall 2024
- Good academic standing
- Community, high school and/or college involvement (demonstrating leadership, excellence, and integrity)
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