Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars Assistantship
The Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars Assistantship is a renewable assistantship awarded to new Ph.D. students. It is designed to recruit academically talented students pursuing doctoral studies in all disciplines in the Graduate School at Howard University. The Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars award is offered on a competitive basis upon recommendation by the candidate’s prospective department and the Financial Aid Advisory Committee.
Candidates must be first-time applicants to the Graduate School at Howard University and must be committed to joining the professoriate. The minimum cumulative GPA requirement from the applicant’s current or most recently attended institution is 3.5. Spring applicants are not eligible to apply for this award.
Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023
Funding Type: Assistantship
Related Degrees: Ph.D.
Applicants to any Ph.D. program in the Graduate School are eligible to apply.
The award includes full tuition (not including student activity fees) and a stipend of $24,000 for the Fall and Spring semesters and can be renewed for a maximum of 4 years. Note that renewal eligibility varies by department.
Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars are required to: (1) participate in a 15-hour per week supervised research assignment during each semester or serve as a teaching assistant for an undergraduate course; (2) maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; and (3) take part in the university’s Annual Research Month. Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars cannot hold outside employment.
New Applicants applying for the Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars Assistantship must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 1, 2023.
Re-apply for the Frederick Douglass Assistantship
Applications for continuing students who hold this assistantship currently and are eligible to reapply must be submitted by email to email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on January 12, 2024. For questions, please email Ms. Gloria Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Complete the application form.
- The subject line of your e-mail must read the “Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholars Assistantship Applicant First Name Applicant Last Name.”
- Incomplete and/or late applications will not be reviewed by the Financial Aid Advisory Committee.
- Applicants will be notified via email of their assistantship application status by March 1, 2024.
- If you have any questions pertaining to the application, e-mail Ms. Gloria Lloyd at email@example.com.