The Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program is American University's premier Honors community for our most admired student leaders. Since 2010, AU has awarded more than 50 Frederick Douglass Distinguished scholarships to incoming first-year students with rare talent, creative ability, and extraordinary drive. The scholarship program distinctively prepares this new generation of exceptional leaders for complex challenges in an ever-changing world. Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars personify the best of AU: entrepreneurial thinking, inclusion, and impactful citizenship.

Vision Statement

To be American University's foremost student and alumni leaders in the pursuit of multidimensional excellence.

Mission Statement

To elevate the ideas, influence, and impact of enterprising students for socially-responsible leadership, post-baccalaureate education, and lifelong achievement.

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