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Scholarship Name:
American University Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program 
Scholarship Description:
Scholarship program offered by American University to incoming minority American University students. 
Award Amount:
Number of Scholarships:
Five (5) awards
Application Required:
Official Transcript(s)  Required:
References and Letter of Recommendations Required:
Interview Required:
Original Essay Required:
Additional Requirements and Information:
1) Most qualified applicants will have a min. 3.8 GPA (unweighted) or min 4.0 GPA (weighted); 2) Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program application required; 3) Scholarship awarded as follows:  Full-tuition/fees/room/board/travel for up to four (4) academic years; 4) Renewable for up to three (3) additional academic years (4 total) (provided recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress and remains otherwise qualified).
  • The Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program is considered a special academic program.  To apply for a special academic program, you will need to create an account on the Future Eagle Portal. After logging into the portal, navigate to the “Apply Online” tab to access the Special Program Applications.
  • Interested students may apply during their final year of high school or within four (4) years of receiving your high school diploma/GED.
  • First generation college applicants, athletes, and applicants with an ethnically diverse background are strongly urged to apply.
  • Standardized test scores are optional.
  • Application typically available August (annually).
  • Recipients notified NLT April 1 (annually).

Nationwide (US), Washington, D.C.
Eligibility Requirements:
Online application, Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
Additional Applicant Requirements:
Must be an incoming freshman
Category (ies):
GPA, Ethnicity, Race, Community Service, Extracurricular Activities,  Merit-based, School/College
Web Site:
Point of Contact:
American University
Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
Telephone: (202) 885-6194

Deadline: December 15 (Priority Deadline)/January 15 (Regular Deadline) (receipt date) (annually)

Note: Scholarship information is ALWAYS subject to change. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant office to confirm qualification(s), requirements, deadline, and transmission mode(s) and address(es).

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