Need and Merit Based Scholarship Information

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,
Howard University remains committed to supporting our students and their academic pursuits by issuing more than $106 million in scholarships and grants each year. There are a variety of merit-based scholarships that students receive, each with its own criteria. Some are one-time grants, while others can be renewed, if the student meets the pre-set criteria.
Howard University has not canceled scholarships for any student who has met the eligibility requirements:

Passing of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,
It is with a heavy heart that I write to share that an icon of Howard University and a giant in the field of Medicine, Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., has passed away. He was a surgeon par excellence, oncologist, medical educator, civic leader, and mentor, to me and so many others.
Born on May 22, 1930, in Tallahassee, Florida, Dr. Leffall was an exceptional student graduating from high school at just 15 years old, and summa cum laude from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College–now Florida A&M University–in 1948. He was trained at the Howard University College of Medicine and ultimately graduated first in his class. He completed his surgical training at Freedmen’s Hospital—now Howard University Hospital—in 1957, and then completed a surgical oncology training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1957-59).

Update on Upper Quadrangle

Friday, April 19, 2019

Dear Howard University Family,
Our campus is a beautiful, sacred space that provides comfort and, in many ways, sanctuary in a place that feels more like a second home than merely an academic institution. The Upper Quadrangle, commonly referred to as the Yard, is a treasured site of many auspicious occasions. Our Commencement Ceremony is the ultimate long walk that symbolizes a sacred tradition, symbolic of every student’s matriculation. The Howard University community wants to see this area remain pristine and symbolic of all that Howard University represents.
We are aware of the concerns regarding dog walking across campus. Howard is a private institution nestled in the heart of an urban city and we’ve shared a long-standing positive relationship with our evolving community for more than 150 years, which we look forward to continuing in the future.

HU Welcomes Accepted Students and Families

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,
As you know, Springtime at Howard University is euphoric. One of the many meaningful experiences that we share during this semester is Accepted Student Day.
This Friday, April 19, we will welcome more than 1,400 students along with their 2,400+ family members to campus, and introduce them to a snippet of what Howard has to offer—a world of infinite opportunities.
As you meet our extraordinary accepted students, who have traveled from across the world to learn more about the Mecca, please welcome them in true Bison spirit. Many students and alumni have shared with me that the first time they set foot on our campus, it felt like family. I agree. That feeling cannot be replicated anywhere else.

HU In The District

Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,


I am pleased to deliver “Howard University in the District of Columbia,” a comprehensive report that provides an overview of the University’s contributions to the District of Columbia and our steadfast commitment to social impact.


Our beloved institution is a significant contributor to the Washington, D.C. economy, with more than 9,500 alumni living in the District. Spending more than $800 million annually to contribute to the District’s local economy, we also employ more than 1,500 D.C. residents. Additionally, Howard provides free legal services for residents, operates workforce development programs, offers healthcare services to DC’s most vulnerable populations, and our students, faculty, staff, and alumni offer a helping hand via a plethora of service learning initiatives.