Michael Leigh Pelle, a resident of Key Biscayne and a senior at Gulliver Preparatory School, recently was awarded one of 15 Angier B. Duke Memorial scholarships by Duke University.
The scholarships are undergraduate merit awards to attend the university. They are awarded to outstanding students who show promise of being intellectual leaders.
“We’re extremely proud of Michael and very grateful to play a part in the education of this exemplary young man,” said John Krutulis, Gulliver head of school. “This scholarship is another stepping stone towards a bright future for Michael.”
The scholarship program was established in 1925 by Duke University cofounder Benjamin Newton Duke in memory of his son, Angier Buchanan Duke. Over a four-year period, a scholarship is estimated to be worth more than $200,000.