Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) Program

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Amount
Awarded

$199,400

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

American University

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately ten awards are offered each year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a graduating high school senior.
  2. Must apply to and plan to attend American University.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Established in 2009, the FDDS program offers American University's most prestigious, merit-based scholarship. It includes tuition, housing, meal plan, books, mandatory fees, and public transportation. The award goes to exceptional incoming first-year student leaders committed to multidimensional excellence. Tuition and fees at American University are $48,459 per year.

Application requirements for the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) Program are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: Preference will be given to first-generation student leaders. The most competitive applicants will have a minimum 3.8 GPA (unweighted) or 4.0 GPA (weighted). Submission of ACT or SAT scores are optional. Notification of admission to the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program will not be released until April 1, regardless of your application deadline. Historically underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Award Amount: The FDDS program offers scholarships that provide full tuition, mandatory fees, books, U-Pass, room, and board. The current value of the award is approximately $48,459 per year. Awards may be renewable for four years of study provided that the student maintains a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $199,400.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Applicants fill out and submit the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program application form online which prompts you to answer questions. Applicants use an online form and submit electronically.
Contact: Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8119

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