The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program is one of the foremost leadership development programs for Honors students in America today.
The program offers American University’s most prestigious, merit-based scholarship (full tuition, room, board, books, mandatory fees, and semester abroad) to exceptional incoming freshmen committed to excellence, creative problem-solving, and social impact.
Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars draw on the knowledge, experience, and network of influential alumni, faculty, and staff to foster a collaborative community in which they prepare for graduate/professional school, nurture their originality, and develop the distinctive skills necessary for socially responsible leadership.
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