Chapel Scholars Chapel Scholars provides opportunities for students to hear and respond to God’s call for their lives on campus, in Durham, and beyond, through study, counsel, service, artistic expression, and community. Among the many students who connect with the Chapel each year, a select group of Chapel Scholars displays a unique commitment to discerning how to connect their talents and passions to the world’s deepest needs.

*** Apply to become a Chapel Scholar. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. ***

Scholars come from a variety of majors, backgrounds, and denominational affiliations, but they share a common desire to discern God's call for their lives. They form the backbone of the Chapel's Student Ministries programming by participating widely in courses, discernment groups, mission trips, summer internships, and community service.

Any current Duke undergraduate student can apply to become a Chapel Scholar.

Chapel Scholars Mission Funding

Each year students who are involved in the Chapel Scholars program are eligible for up to $500 per year for mission and service trips over Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks. The deadlines for the applications are:

  • Winter Break Trip—Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Spring Break Trip—Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Summer Break Trip—Monday, April 15, 2019

Scholars may apply for Chapel Scholars Mission and Service Funding.

Questions? Email the Chapel’s C. Eric Lincoln Minister for Student Engagement.