The program offers more than a merit-based financial award. With the program, applicants have the chance to leap forward in their development through direct access to the wider world of knowledge and experience available in a standard academic program. Duke University is thrilled to announce the A.B. Duke program available for both domestic and international students in the U.S. All applicants who demonstrate exceptional promise, intellectual hunger, and a challenging spark to Duke may consider for the A.B. Duke Award.