JHUAN's Initiative

Bridging the Financial Gap

With college education costs on an upward trend, Jamaican international students and their families often find themselves in a tough spot. But at JHUAN, we're committed to turning the tide. Our scholarship program is designed precisely to open more doors for students from Jamaica or of Jamaican heritage, helping them secure the financial aid they need.

More than just funds, our scholarship provides mentorship. Open to full-time Howard University students across all majors, this initiative offers not just monetary relief but also guidance and support. Every year, we encourage students to reach out and apply, helping them ease their financial burden and focus on their academic and personal growth.

Who Can Apply

JHUAN Scholarship: Are You Eligible?

We're calling on all Howard University students across every major to consider applying for our scholarship, which can offer up to US$5,000 in support. Here's what you need to be eligible:

GPA Matters: Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Jamaican Roots: Either you are an International Student born in Jamaica or you have at least one parent born there.
Classification: Be a second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student. Should NOT be graduating in May 2024 as scholarship funds are planned for disbursement in the Fall 2024 semester.
Status at Howard: Be a full-time student in good standing during the application process and the semester that follows (when the scholarship funds will be disbursed).
Financial Need: Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Ensure your ISFAA / FAFSA is submitted to allow accurate calculation of Expected Family Contribution (EFC) by Howard University Office of Financial Aid.
Mind the Date: Ensure you adhere to the application deadline of midnight on Friday, March 1, 2024.

If you tick all these boxes, we'd love to hear from you. Apply and make the most of this opportunity!

2024 Academic Year

Application Is Closed!

The application period for the JHUAN 2024 Scholarships is now closed. Stay tuned for updates on the next scholarship application period.

International Students

Your Journey at
Howard University Awaits!

Howard University holds a special place for international students, and as part of the JHUAN community, we’re excited to support you on this journey! If you’re stepping into the realm of higher education for the first time — not having been enrolled in any post-secondary institution — here’s some essential guidance for you.

Navigating an academic transition in a different country can be intricate. To make this shift smoother, we recommend starting the admission process about a year ahead. This timeframe will give you ample space to manage tasks like test submissions, gathering academic documents, evaluations, and navigating through immigration essentials. Eager to delve deeper into what Howard’s international admissions has in store? For detailed insights, click here


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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