40th Anniversary

Jordan Scholarship Board celebrates 40th anniversary and $1,600,000 in scholarships to HBCU students


Bishop Frederick Douglass Jordan  (1901- 1979) established the scholarship fund for students at Morris Brown College during the 1976 General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in memory of his deceased wife, Artishia Wilkerson Jordan. Between 1976 and 2008, more than 1,000 scholarships were awarded to Morris Brown and 28 in 2009-2010 to UNCF students.  

In June 2010, the Artishia and Frederick Jordan Scholarship Board established a partnership with Howard University. The Board’s initial goal for Howard University was to provide by 2016, the 40th anniversary of the founding of the scholarship fund, at least $500,000 for tuition scholarships for students involved in the religious life of the University, primarily through Rankin Chapel. Students who are selected for the scholarship demonstrate academic potential, good character, and a commitment to community service. On April 3, 2016 at the Howard’s Rankin Chapel service, the Jordan Board celebrated a significant milestone — $536,000  for 48 scholarships in just six years. 

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How to Apply

Contact Rankin Chapel for the scholarship application.

Applications are due in early April every year.