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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

Models of Excellence

The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars program is one of the foremost leadership development and graduate preparation programs for Honors students in America today. 

The program offers American University’s most prestigious, merit-based scholarship (full tuition, room, board, books, mandatory fees, and semester abroad) to exceptional incoming freshmen committed to excellence.  

Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars draw on the knowledge, experience, and network of influential alumni, faculty, and staff to foster a collaborative community in which they prepare for graduate/professional school, nurture their originality, and develop the distinctive skills necessary for socially responsible leadership.


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Meet a Scholar

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

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