Staying in Touch 

The graduate alumni of Howard University, over 10,000 strong, are making an impact around the globe. Established in 1934, the Howard University Graduate School is the nation's largest on-campus producer of African-American doctoral recipients among a diverse population of graduates. 

Many of our faculty and alumni are multicultural and renowned globally in their disciplines and specializations. They continue to make a difference in policy making decisions in most major fields in the arts and humanities, biological and life sciences, engineering and life sciences, and social sciences. 

In 2022, the Graduate School created two graduate alumni networks on LinkedIn (below). We invite our alumni to join these groups to not only network but help current students with their career navigation. 

The Graduate School would like to keep up with what you are doing so we can highlight your news and accomplishments. Please complete this brief form to submit any updates and changes to your contact information:  

Graduate School News 

The Graduate School will begin distributing a brief electronic newsletter, called Did You Know, in the Fall of 2022. It is distributed to all graduate alumni, current graduate students, and supporters of Howard University. If you are not currently receiving this publication, please complete our online subscription form.  You can also find Graduate School news here

We maintain an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.We hope you connect with us on all or at least one of our social media channels. 

Graduate School Events 

The Graduate School holds events throughout the year on campus for the university community. You can find current events on our calendar. If you are interested in attending one of our events, please contact us. 

Giving Opportunities 

There are a variety of ways you can support the work of the Graduate School at Howard. This list of both general and restricted funds provides alumni and friends with many opportunities to match giving preferences with the needs of our students and programs. 

Annual Funds - Alumni and friends can make a gift at any level to these funds. These enable the Dean of the Graduate School to provide ongoing support throughout the year for students and programs. 

Graduate Student Scholarships  

Frequently asked questions  

Support the Graduate School now by following this link. 

Contact Us 

For any alumni-related questions/comments, we invite you to contact Anna De Cheke Qualls, Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives. (  

Giving Process 

Gifts to the Graduate School can range from outright cash or non-cash gifts to planned gifts. However, you choose to give and whichever fund you choose to support, your gift will have a direct impact on our strategic priorities and will benefit graduate students, programs, and faculty. 

Gifts of Cash 

The simplest and easiest way to give to the Graduate School is to use your credit card and make a gift on our secure site. 

If you would like to make a gift by check, please make the check payable to “Howard University.” Please include your desired designation in the memo line of your check or in a cover note with the check. Please do not include individual specific student/faculty names on the check. Mail to: 

For U.S. Mail 
Howard University
P.O. Box 417853 
Boston, M.A. 02241-7853 
For Overnight Delivery Mail Only (services that cannot be delivered to a PO Box address):  

Bank of America Lockbox Services 
Howard University Operating Account 417853 
2 Morrissey Blvd. 
Dorchester, MA 02125 

Non-Cash Gifts 

Gifts of non-cash assets allow you to support the Graduate School while keeping your cash flow intact. In addition, non-cash gifts provide you with long-term financial planning benefits while ensuring the university long-term funding capacity. Common non-cash gifts are: 

  • Appreciated Securities/Stocks: Stocks are a convenient non-cash gift. The transactions can be handled by you directly or by a financial representative. Such gifts have multiple financial benefits that vary with each individual's portfolio. 

  • Land, Real Estate, and Personal Property: Gifts of property can result in important tax savings. When you make gifts of property, certain value appraisals are required. These transactions will be handled by you and your legal representative. 

Estate and Planned Gifts 

Gifts made through an estate or a will enable you to realize your philanthropic goals during or after your lifetime. In addition, estate gifts to the Graduate School can be structured to provide immediate income streams. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts, and charitable remainder trusts are all types of planned gifts. You may also name the Graduate School as a beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, or insurance policy. 

If you are interested in making a non-cash, estate or planned gift, or if you have questions about gift options, please contact Ken Ashworth, Principal Gift Officer,