The Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship, termed after Duke University’s first African American student body president, it is one of a handful of merit scholarships granted by Duke University. The receiver of this prestigious scholarship is exceptional individuals who display an engagement to academic achievement, leadership, and community service and social justice.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
There is no application essential for the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship. The method for selecting award recipients begins with recommendations made by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to the Reginaldo Howard Scholarship Advisory Council in February annually. These selected candidates are taken into consideration to be among the top candidates measured of African descent to Duke University.
While there are no minimum test scores or strict requirements for scholarship eligibility, scholars have traditionally been in the top percentiles of their graduating classes, established a generous commitment to community service, and in distinct ways, embodied the spirit of leadership, social justice, and community-mindedness associated with the memory of Reginaldo Howard.
In addition to merit, a few of our scholarships also require demonstration of financial need. Please provide the Financial Aid office with all necessary documentation, no later than the first week in March, to amend consideration for scholarship awards.