Christina '16 Named Robertson Scholar

She is one of only thirty high school graduates to receive the merit scholarship for "young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society."

Christina B. '16 is one of only thirty high school graduates to become Robertson Scholars in the Class of 2020, receiving a merit scholarship to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University.

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program's financial benefits include full tuition, room and board, and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate study, in addition to three summers of domestic and international experiences.

The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in young leaders who strive to make transformational contributions to society. Scholars are selected based on students' demonstration of outstanding academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, moral character, purposeful leadership and collaborative spirit.

Robertson Scholars matriculate to one university while receiving student privileges at both Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill, including opportunities to pursue second majors and minors, enroll in courses, and participate in student activities. During the academic year, the Robertson Program provides customized offerings designed to encourage scholars to realize their full leadership potential.

The Robertson Program was created in 2000 through a $24 million gift from Julian Robertson, a 1955 graduate of UNC, and his wife, Josie. Inspired by their sons -- one of whom graduated from Duke in 1998, and another from UNC in 2001 -- the Robertsons believed that each institution offered a distinctive undergraduate experience, but that the combination of the two promised a breadth and depth of resources that no other university could match.

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