How to Apply

2022 Selection Timeframe

This schedule is subject to change as policies and practices related to COVID-19 evolve.

September 1: application available online
October 7 by 5 p.m.: applications due*
October 14-25: first interviews
October 26: first round notification
October 31-November 4: second interviews
November 8: second round notification

We will send an e-mail out on the evening of October 7, confirming receipt of your application. If you applied and do not receive this e-mail, please contact Colleen Scott ( by noon on October 8.

*Please note that we do not accept late applications.  Also, we seem to be having difficulty with the application on Google Chrome.  Please use the Firefox or Safari browser instead.

We recommend that essays be original, not repurposed.

The link to the application can be found in the bottom border of this page.

Baldwin Scholars Inclusiveness

The Baldwin Scholars program aims to be inclusive and representative of the diversity found on Duke’s campus. We recognize that people may not identify or express themselves in a way that aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth.

We welcome applications from students who identify as women, including trans women, as well as those who identify as gender queer, non-binary, and gender non-conforming.

If you would like to discuss your potential fit with Baldwin Scholars, please contact Colleen Scott (Director) at 919.684.6579.

The Baldwin Scholars Program is looking for a diverse group of female-identified first-year students who are self-aware and have leadership potential.