Undergraduate Funding

Freshman Scholarships

The Howard University Freshman Scholarship (HUFS) Program is designed to assist accepted First-Time-in-College students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement throughout their secondary school career and have chosen to attend Howard University. Scholarships are automatically awarded on a first-come, first-served, basis to eligible candidates. A separate application is not required. Scholarships are awarded until all funds have been exhausted and not all eligible applications will receive an award.

Criteria:SAT = 1500 - 1600, ACT = 34 - 36, GPA = 3.75
Award: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, $950 Book Voucher, & Laptop, Annual Renewal
GPA: 3.50

Criteria:National Achievement Finalist Scholars who designate Howard as their First Choice
Award: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, & $950 Book Voucher, Annual Renewal
GPA: 3.30

Criteria: SAT =1400 - 1490, ACT = 32 - 33, GPA = 3.50
Award: Tuition, Fees, Room, Board & $500 Book Voucher, Annual Renewal
GPA: 3.30

Criteria: SAT =1300 - 1390, ACT = 29 - 31, GPA = 3.25
Award: Tuition, Fees & Room, Annual Renewal
GPA: 3.00

Criteria: SAT =1170 - 1290, ACT = 26 - 28, GPA = 3.0, or Ranked #1 or #2 in class
Award: Tuition& Fees, Annual Renewal
GPA: 3.00

The SAT criteria used for scholarship eligibility is the combined score of the SAT Critical Reading and SAT Mathematics sections only, for a maximum score of 1600. The SAT Writing component is not calculated.

The GPA used for HUFS scholarship eligibility is an un-weighted GPA with on a 4.00 scale.

The HUFS scholarship only covers mandatory University fees for all matriculating students. This does not include housing application fees or deposits, or the enrollment fee.

Trustee Scholarships

The Howard University Trustee Tuition Scholarship is merit-based award (financial need is not a criterion) that recognizes high academics achievement within individual schools and colleges. The Scholarship is awarded annually by the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Employment based on recommendations from the Deans of individual schools and colleges.

Criteria for Trustee Tuition Scholarships

Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full-time students. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 grade point average based on full-time enrollment for the prior academic year (the minimum of 12 credits for full-time status will not include credits from courses in the Center for Academic Reinforcement) The Scholarship may be adjusted based on receipt of other tuition awards. No demonstrated financial need required. Award amounts are equal to full or half the cost of tuition only.

Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

Four-year, three-year, and two-year scholarships are available based on academic merit and medical eligibility from the U.S. Air Force ROTC and U.S. Army ROTC. Scholarship students are selected through national and on-campus processes. Once selected, students receive tuition, fees, books, and a subsistence allowance of up to $150 per month for up to 40 months. During enrollment in ROTC, students complete 33 credits of instruction and a varying number of hours of professional training. Upon completion of ROTC and graduation, they receive a commission in the U.S. Army or Air Force. Their compulsory service must be on Active Duty or with the Reserve or National Guard component of their branch of service. For more information contact Howard University Army, Air Force, ROTC department. Reconsider"small" Scholarships. When you look at the thousands of dollars you will probably spend on your education, a "small" scholarship, such as one worth $200, may not seem worth the effort. Yet, if you take the time to fill out the application, and use two hours to complete an essay, then get the scholarship, you have just earned $100 an hour!

The Frederick Douglass Scholars Program

Funds academically talented new students (minimum GPA 3.5) who wish to pursue doctoral studies at Howard University and who have interest in college or university teaching. The Douglass Scholar may receive up to $75,000 in stipend support over a five-year period (annual stipend $15,000), full tuition emission and $1,000 annual research allowance. Fellows will pursue full-time graduate study and research, and will participate in supervised faculty development and teaching activities. Fellows are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and make satisfactory progress toward to degree.

The Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Scholars Program

Funds full-time students who are recommended by the dean's office. They must maintain a 3.5 GPA or better. These students are required to provide a personal statement of career goals and aspirations. Must be a U.S. citizen and file a FASFA for that academic year.

The Anand P. Batra Memorial Scholarship

The Anand P. Batra Memorial Scholarship is designed to award vested physics majors of the undergraduate program at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Howard University who are in good standing, by helping them with the financial burdens of studying in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have at least 13 credit hours in physics courses with a minimum GPA of 3.00, and be in good standing. Current and past recipients of the Anand P. Batra Memorial Scholarship award are also honored by permanent record at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Transfer Scholarship Program

The Howard University Transfer Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to prospective transfer applicants who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement while attending an accredited community college or other post-secondary institution and wish to complete their undergraduate studies at Howard University.

To be eligible for consideration, prospective transfer applicants must have at least 30 transferable credit hours and at least a 3.25 grade point average from their transferring institution.

The Transfer scholarship covers full tuition and mandatory fees. The scholarship is renewable for maximum of three years of undergraduate study.

Veterans Benefits

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible for Veterans Benefits. For more information about military benefits, contact the Office of Special Student Services. If you are receiving educational benefits, you are required to report them on your FAFSA. Although Veterans Benefits will not effect your eligibility for a Pell Grant, they are used when determining your eligibility for other types of aid.

As appropriate, the above information is superceded and found originally at: University scholarships.