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Release Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:55 PM
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Howard University Students Named 2013-2014 Jordan Scholars

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2014) – Eight Howard University students have been selected as the 2013-2014 Jordan Scholars who each will receive one-semester, full-tuition scholarships.

The Jordan Scholarship awards eight scholarships to promising undergraduate students who are involved in campus religious life.

The 2013-14 scholars, who were recognized at the March 23, 2014, Rankin Chapel Service are: Trikeria Johnson (sophomore), Alyssa McCall (junior), Joshua Narcisse (sophomore), Alexandre Pendergrass (junior), Ashton Ragsdale (senior), Ebony Richardson (junior), Derrick Spencer (junior) and Jordan Stewart (senior).

The Jordan Scholarship is a family fund established in memory of Bishop Frederick Douglass Jordan and Mrs. Artishia Wilkerson Jordan to support the educational and spiritual development of current Howard University students. More than $340,000 has been contributed to the university for this purpose.

The family chose to contribute these funds through the Office of the Dean of the Chapel in recognition of the significance of faith to leadership formation and vocational development and to demonstrate their commitment to the spiritual and ethical growth of student leaders.  The Jordan family celebrates a long legacy of Howard University alumni, including the scholarship fund’s namesakes.

Applications for the 2014-2015 year are currently being accepted.  For more information, contact Dr. Kanika Magee at or call (202) 806-7280.


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

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