Thursday, January 28, 2016

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2016) -- The David Wagga Hunt Scholarship Initiative honored Howard University for its outstanding contributions to academic excellence in higher education, and its president, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, for his nation-building efforts throughout the Caribbean.

The scholarship committee hosted its annual fundraising event under the distinguished patronage of Jamaican Ambassador and Plenipotentiary to the United States, His Excellency Ralph S. Thomas, on Jan. 16. in the atrium of the National Education Association (NEA) building in Washington.

The David Hunt Scholarship Initiative began in 2009, two years after Hunt’s untimely passing in 2007. Hunt was a veteran football coach and mentor in Kingston, Jamaica, known for his selfless dedication to his students and players.

Scholarships are awarded to students at Calabar High School and Hunt’s alma mater, Kingston College. 

Dr. Frederick visited Jamaica in 2014 to strengthen the ties between the island and his institution. While there, he met with Howard alumni and spoke on student recruitment.

About Howard University:

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at