About the Jordan Scholarship Fund

The Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to Howard University students who are a part of campus religious life. The scholarship is designed to provide these students with support and assistance as they think critically about the intersection of faith, service to the community, and academic excellence.


Established in 1976 by Bishop Frederick Douglass Jordan in memory of his wife, Artishia Jordan, the scholarship has been awarded to over 1,000 students from 1976 to 2010. Bishop and Mrs. Jordan both attended Howard University and were active members of student life in the early 1920s.

Students selected for the scholarship must be promising undergraduate students who reflect the ongoing purpose and mission of the Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholarship Fund, which includes academic potential, good character, and community service. The scholarship is intended to provide: