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By Sholnn Freeman
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April 11, 2012      

Jordan Family Announces Eight Scholarships for 2012-13

Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Ph.D., flanked by members of the Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholarship Fund Board pose with 2011-2012 recipients of the Jordan Family Scholarship and Bernard Richardson, Ph.D., dean of the Chapel. Photograph by Justin D. Knight

WASHINGTON – As part of its annual commitment to the educational and spiritual development of Howard University students, the Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholarship Fund, is offering eight full tuition, one-semester scholarships during the upcoming school year.

Jordan family members made the recent announcement for the 2012-2013 tuition awards during a recent Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel service. The family congratulated and met with seven previous recipients of the awards.

Each year the scholarship fund, named in honor of Bishop Frederick Douglass Jordan and Mrs. Artishia Wilkerson Jordan, awards the scholarships to promising undergraduate students who are involved in campus religious life. The awards are administered through the Office of the Dean of the Chapel in recognition of the significance of faith in leadership development and ethical growth.

The Jordan family celebrates a strong legacy of Howard alumni, including the scholarship fund’s namesakes, whose undergraduate terms at Howard overlapped from 1918 to 1921. As a student, Frederick Jordan was part of the committee to form the first college branch of the NAACP, on Howard’s campus, and became the treasurer of the university’s first student council. Both Frederick and Artishia were actively involved in campus life, as

members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, respectively, the Intercollegiate Debate Team (Frederick) and the French Club and YWCA (Artishia). In 1952, Frederick Jordan was elected to the position of Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. The fund’s current president, Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Ph.D., is also a Howard alumna and a former instructor who has been honored by the university.

Bishop Jordan established a scholarship fund in memory of his wife in 1976. Over three decades, the fund supported more than 950 students who attended a university founded by the A.M.E. Church. Given the family’s ties to the university, the scholarship fund now supports students at Howard.

Scholarships are available to undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA, involvement in religious life organizations or Chapel-sponsored programs, and a demonstrated financial need. Applications are currently available for 2012-13 scholarships in the Chapel Office, Carnegie Building – Lower Level, 202-806-7280. Applications are due April 13, 2012.

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