Since its founding in 1867, Howard University has answered the call to educate deserving young men and women, regardless of their financial circumstances. Unfortunately today, the nation‘s economic crisis has put a tremendous strain on many of our students. Pay cuts and unemployment continue to reduce or eliminate family contributions and federal student aid is limited; leaving many students to question... how will I pay for my Howard degree?
In response, President Sidney A. Ribeau launched the Bridging the Gap Student Aid Campaign in March 2012 to raise $25 million in current–use and endowed scholarship and fellowship assistance that will directly address the gaps in financial aid for deserving Howard students.
Today, almost 90% of Howard students require some form of financial aid including scholarships. Yet, it is often not enough for them to achieve their dream of graduating from Howard and pursuing their careers without additional support.
For many students and families, the prospect of paying for college is daunting, but you have the power to help them rise above this challenge. Your donation to the Bridging the Gap Student Aid Campaign will ensure that Howard‘s best and brightest have the funds they need to complete their studies and launch their careers.
In these challenging times, a successful campaign is essential to Howard‘s ability to remain true to its legacy and ensure that its students have access to an excellent education. Your generous support will significantly strengthen our ability to respond to the demonstrated needs of our students.