A premier interdisciplinary environmental education requires investment. The Nicholas School is committed to making its degree programs as affordable as possible, and this requires financial aid.

We admit applicants based on their merits, regardless of their ability to pay for the program. Currently, financial aid is provided by scholarship endowments, the Nicholas School Annual Fund, other school resources, Duke University, and government programs. 

Closing this gap will take significant resources. That’s where you come in.

The Nicholas School continues to increase the total amount of private tuition support awarded to Nicholas students. Building a more robust pool of financial aid resources will enable the school to close the gap between the cost of the school’s degree programs and students’ own financial resources. This is essential to keep the school within reach of today’s brightest and most talented students, and to give our passionate young alumni the freedom to pursue environmental careers where they can make the greatest impact.

With your support, we will increase the number of students who receive scholarship awards, as well as the size of the individual awards, enabling the school to recruit the most outstanding candidates and reduce student debt upon graduation.

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