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Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

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  • Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program
    202-885-6213
    fdds@american.edu
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SHATTER EXPECTATIONS

The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program is American University's most distinctive Honors community, offering our highest scholarship (full tuition, room, board, books, and fees) to exceptional incoming freshmen committed to excellence, social justice, and active citizenship.

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars intentionally foster a respectful learning environment in which they come together to share a greater purpose, develop their potential, and contribute to the larger AU community and the world.


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Meet a Scholar

Shyheim Snead

Shyheim Snead is confident that his Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program experience will prepare him for public service.

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Meet Our Director

Larry Thomas

Larry P. Thomas is the inaugural director of the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) Program.

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