How Financial Aid Helped One Student Decide The Nicholas School Was Right For Her

Nicholas School MEM/MF student, Kendall DeLyser, recently sat down to discuss what made her decide to pursue her education at the Nicholas School. In the following video, Kendall discusses the classes she has taken so far for her MEM/MF degree, what she plans to accomplish, and how she has made it this far:

The Forging Future Leaders Together campaign is a $25 million fundraising effort to increase the total amount of private tuition support awarded to Nicholas students like Kendall. The total cost of a two-year Master of Environmental Management (M.E.M.) or Master of Forestry (M.F.) degree at Duke is nearly $125,000, including tuition, fees and living expenses. Kendall attributes her decision to attend the Nicholas School to the financial aid package she received to assist in this large financial investment, the case for many students alike. “I feel proud to be a part of this community… and feel excited to finish degree and get out into the working world and contribute to the community that makes other future students feel proud,” said Kendall.

With your support, the Nicholas School can continue to 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.


To learn more about the Forging Future Leaders Together campaign, click here.