Indian-Americans Anvi Charvu and Monika Narain Among Latest Group Of A.B. Duke Scholars

Duke University recently announced its latest group of A.B. Duke Scholars, including Indian-Americans Anvi Charvu and Monika Narain. The two of them are among eight recipients. 

While Charvu of Apex, North Carolina, is a graduate of Raleigh Charter High School and Narain, of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, is a graduate of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. They will now be able to pursue their undergraduate studies at Duke University. 

Students showing outstanding promise are awarded this scholarship. The goal of the scholarship is to foster intellectual leadership. 

The entire cost of tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate education are covered by the award. The A.B. Duke Scholars are also provided with generous funding for domestic and international experiences. This includes opportunities to carry out independent research during the summer and also during the academic year. 

The university confirmed that the full value of each scholarship is estimated to be $315,000 over as many as four years. 

The awards stem from the Angier B. Duke Memorial Inc., which Duke University co-founder Benjamin Newton Duke established in 1925. He found it in the memory of his son, Angier Buchanan Duke. 

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. The university’s campus covers more than 8,600 acres (3,500 hectares) on three contiguous sub-campuses in Durham and a marine lab in Beaufort. 

Duke is considered one of the top universities in the United States, with undergraduate admissions being one of the most selective in the country. Over a dozen faculty of the university appear regularly on annual lists of the world’s most-cited researchers. 

As many as 15 Nobel laureates and three Turing Award winners have been affiliated with Duke University. Alumni of Duke also include 50 Rhodes Scholars, 25 Churchill Scholars, 13 Schwarzman Scholars, and 8 Mitchell Scholars. Following Princeton and Harvard, Duke has produced the third-highest number of Churchill Scholars of any university. It has also created the fifth-highest number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars of any American university between 1986 and 2015. 

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