Maclin Endowment Fund
Improving the Student Experience
Traditional financial aid helps cover the larger costs, like tuition. But aid doesn’t typically provide for any of the many small, unforeseen costs that arise between matriculation and graduation.
The vision of Valecia Maclin, Class of 1992, was to create a fund to help ensure no eligible Pratt School of Engineering undergraduate should miss out on educational growth because of costs not covered by financial aid.
Covering Unexpected Costs
The fund supports academic and professional needs that remain after available discounts and fee waivers. Students with the highest financial need, as determined by Duke’s Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support, receive priority.
Our support is aimed at Duke student members of the National Society of Black Engineers but is available to any Pratt School of Engineering student receiving financial aid.
What the Funds Covers
This is not a complete list of how we can help. Contact us with your education-related request.
Grad School Prep
We help with exam prep materials and application fees for graduate, professional or medical school.
Being there matters. We support travel expenses that enable research conference presentations and networking at qualified professional society meetings.
Appearance is important. Look the part through funding for suits and similar business dress.
Have a computer issue that directly impacts academics? We’re here to help.
Apply to the Maclin Fund
Please make your request at least one week before desired use.
The Maclin Endowment Fund is administered by the Pratt School of Engineering’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Committee.