Other Duke Opportunities

Become an Ascend Coach!


The coaches and grader are the stars of the ASCEND program! They are older Duke students who know what it takes to succeed at Duke and are eager to share their knowledge. Each coach leads a small team of incoming students and guides them through the program.  They are available to answer any questions about STEM at Duke or campus life.

Applications are due February 16, 2024. Please reach out to Nanii Ellis (nanii.ellis@duke.edu) if you have any questions.

Summer Research Grant for LIFE Students!


The Duke University Libraries Summer Fellowship is awarded to first-generation and/or low-income undergraduate students to support library research. The goal of the Summer Research Fellowship is to strengthen opportunities for 1G and low-income students by providing financial support for original research projects. Students will have a faculty or staff member as a mentor and will be paired with a librarian mentor to help navigate their research experience.

Applications are due March 20, 2024. Please reach out to Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (arianne.hartsell.gundy@duke.edu) if you have any questions.