Dean's Scholars Application

Duke Chapel Dean’s Scholars are seniors who are Chapel Scholars and who have engaged in meaningful and substantive ways with the Chapel throughout their Duke experience. Becoming a Dean’s Scholar is a way to deepen one’s engagement with Duke Chapel. As a Dean’s Scholar, a senior will have opportunities to meet with the Dean of Duke Chapel for conversations and to discuss readings chosen by the Dean. Dean’s Scholars will also be invited for an end of the year Dean’s Scholars Dinner.

In his book, Let Your Life Speak, Parker Palmer writes of “way opened” and “way closed” in talking about how opportunities opening and closing provide the occasion for greater discernment in life. Where have you experienced “way closed” in your time at Duke, and how has it helped you in discerning God’s callings in your life? (200-500 words)