Students enrolled in the Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) Scholars Programs are trained through small seminar experiences, experiential learning, enhanced faculty-student mentorship, scientific research, and professional development.

All scholars are encouraged to spend at least one semester and/or summer term at the Duke University Marine Lab. Each scholar will have funding available for technology development, travel to professional conferences, and Marine Lab travel courses. 

In addition to the training that they receive, a community of scholars will be developed within each cohort of scholars, among alumni of the program, and with the scholars in the parallel Duke University Marine Lab Scholars Programs.