The COAS Honors Program is by invitation only. Freshmen who meet our minimum criteria of an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5, and a combined SAT of 1300 (or ACT of 28) based upon the University's admission data, will receive an invitation via email. Upon receipt of the completed application and supporting documents (by the application deadline), a month-long review process ensues. Applicants who are accepted into the Program are notified via email, where additional instructions for proceeding are also provided.
Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships, grants, and fellowship funds are forms of financial aid you do not have to pay back. These types of aid are available from various organizations such as; Senators, Delegates, the federal government, community groups, departments, Howard University, etc. Deadlines for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information and other requirements vary, so be sure to read any information provided on the FAFSA website in detail.
Visit the Howard University Office of Financial Aid for more information on scholarships and grants.
Office of Financial Aid
2400 Sixth Street NW Suite 205
Washington, DC 20059
Mellon Mays Program
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship is the centerpiece of the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's initiative to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. The MMUF at Howard University is administered by the Department of History on behalf of Howard University in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship is a two-year training, mentoring, and research program for undergraduates who plan to enter PhD programs en route to the professorate. The Howard University MMUF is currently the only independent Mellon Mays Fellowship at an HBCU.