DukeEngage officially launched its civic engagement program in 2007 thanks to the generous support of The Duke Endowment and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This support began an endowment that has enabled a significant portion of Duke's undergraduate student body to provide service in the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, the program has benefited from the additional support of a growing number of generous and devoted alumni and friends.
DukeEngage covers living and travel expenses associated with a student's service. For those students on need-based financial aid, Duke assumes responsibility for the "summer earnings" requirement.
Any Duke undergraduate who will have completed two semesters of classes by the time their DukeEngage experience commences is eligible to apply for funding. (Because we believe it is vital for DukeEngage participants to return to campus and contribute to the campus conversation about civic engagement, Duke students in their senior year are not eligible to apply.)