What We Do

WE ARE JHUAN (Pronounced “J1”)

As Howard University’s pioneering affinity group, JHUAN sets the bar for subsequent initiatives on campus. With over a century-long legacy of Jamaican nationals excelling at Howard and then embarking on illustrious careers, our commitment remains steadfast. Our primary objective is to bolster the number of Jamaican students that graduate from Howard University. We achieve this by motivating Jamaican students to chase their higher education aspirations, equipping them with essential resources, and immersing them in a community of Howard scholars determined to make a positive mark on the global stage.

JHAUN's Vision In Action

In 2023, we take immense pride in supporting 20 dedicated scholars, of which 17 are women and 3 are men. These students traverse varied stages of their academic endeavors, from sophomores to graduate students, with juniors making up the most significant portion. Their academic ambitions mirror the diversity of our group, spanning disciplines like Engineering & Architecture, Arts & Science, Business, Dentistry, Medicine, Communications, and Law. One of the cornerstones of JHUAN's offerings is our tailored mentorship program. Over 20 students have been paired with mentors expertly matched to their respective fields, culminating in over 100 hours of invaluable mentor-mentee interactions.

This attention to individual growth has contributed to our impressive 100% graduation rate amongst our beneficiaries. Over the past five years, JHUAN, in collaboration with the Jamaican Embassy and our magnanimous donors, has awarded US$254,000 in scholarships to deserving Howard University students, reflecting our unwavering commitment to academic excellence and support.

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JHUAN Jamaican Students at Howard
Quick Facts

How JHUAN is making a difference

(2019) Scholarships Awarded: US$25,000
(2020) Scholarship Awarded: US$40,000
(2021) Scholarships Awarded: US$45,000
(2022) Scholarships Awarded: US$64,000
(2023) Scholarships Awarded: US$80,000

In merely half a decade, the collaborative endeavors of the Jamaica Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN), the Jamaican Embassy, and our generous donors have empowered us to grant US$254,000 in need-based scholarships to deserving students at Howard University.


Giving back is a part of who we are and the sheer purpose of JHUAN. If you are a graduate of Howard University or just an affiliate who believes in JHUAN’s mission, you are welcome to donate.  


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