Duke University Receives $2 Million Gift for Chinese Scholarship Program

Duke University has announced a $2 million gift from an anonymous donor to provide scholarships for the Duke Kunshan University Undergraduate Global Learning Semester and help establish Duke's Talent Identification Program in China.

Awarded as part of an ongoing $3.2 billion fundraising campaign, the gift will create a scholarship program designed for highly qualified Chinese and international undergraduate students attending the Global Learning Semester at DKU. The program offers a one-semester liberal arts learning experience in China for undergraduates currently enrolled at other universities in China and around the world. The gift will also support Duke TIP's efforts to identify and recruit academically talented students in Chinese high schools. The donor, a Chinese citizen and permanent U.S. resident with an interest in supporting primary and secondary education, is a graduate of Duke's Fuqua School of Business.

"This is an extraordinary gift from a Duke graduate who fully understands the value of the global education and global living experiences that Duke provides," said Duke University provost and DKU board chair Peter Lange. "Through TIP and the DKU semester program, this gift will make global educational experiences possible for many young people."

"$2 Million Gift to Support Undergraduate Students at DKU, TIP in China." Duke University Press Release 02/26/2014.