For Minority Graduate Students

Diversity makes for better engineers—and a better experience for engineering students.

That’s why Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering embraces diversity in the classroom and in the laboratory—whether that’s racial, ethnic or gender diversity. Learn more about our commitment to diversity.

Duke Engineering offers many opportunities for underrepresented minorities, from student groups to fellowships, as well as events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our entire community. Learn about resources for minority students.

Pratt Profiles: Meet Our Grad Students

Read stories about the experiences some of our students have had at Duke Engineering. 

Oscar Carrasco-Zevallos, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering Isvar Cordova, PhD candidate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Suzana Vallejo-Heligon, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering Tiffany Wilson, PhD student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Corey Oses, PhD candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Terrance White Terrance White, MS graduate, Biomedical Engineering

Recruitment Incentives and Financial Resources

Fellowships and Scholarships for Minorities: Available to doctoral students

Graduate Student Recruiting Incentives: We offer aggressive packages of fellowships, scholarships, and incentives to PhD and MS students from underrepresented groups, including women and persons with disabilities. Application fee waivers are also available.

Diversity-Focused Groups for Duke Grad Students

Group of students at the Bouchet Society dinner
Students at the Edward Alexander Bouchet Black Tie Dinner, hosted by the Bouchet Society—an organization on campus supporting and empowering underrepresented minorities in science.

BioCORE: BioCORE is designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across Duke. It is committed to increasing every aspect of diversity within Duke’s bioscience community. 

Bouchet Society: The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports underrepresented minority graduate students in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics 

Samuel Dubois Cook Society: Named in honor of the first black professor to be hired Duke University, the Samuel Dubois Cook Society is committed to translate the promise and potential of African Americans into fulfillment and actuality, and to seek to improve relations among persons of all backgrounds. 

Find more diversity-focused student groups at Pratt.


Our Diversity team will be at these events this year. Come see us!

National Society of Black Engineers, Region 2 Fall Conference – Career Fair North Bethesda, MD
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Career Fair – Booth # 2725, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center
Friday, November 13, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

National Society of Black Engineers 42th Annual Convention Graduate School Career Fair – Boston, MA
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
March 23 – 27, 2016

Contact Us

If you’d like more information about minority resources at Duke Engineering, please contact us.