The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program is one of the foremost leadership development and graduate preparation 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.
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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