Each year, Duke University recognizes and celebrates scholarship and fellowship donors, honorees, and student recipients at a special dinner and program at the Washington Duke Inn. The student speaker for this event is selected through a competition coordinated by Donor Relations in Duke’s Office of University Development.

Congratulations to Jennifer Moreno, the 2013 winner of the student speaker competition! Jennifer, a junior at Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, is from Los Angeles, California. She is majoring in public policy studies.

To learn more about the impact of financial aid on Jennifer’s Duke experience, watch the video and read the transcript of her winning speech (PDF format).