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Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

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Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program
202-885-6213
fdds@american.edu
Hughes, Room 100

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8119

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

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars intentionally foster a respectful learning environment in which they come together to share a greater purpose, develop their potential, and prepare for modern leadership challenges.


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Shyheim Snead 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 Thomas

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

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