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Honors & Scholar Development


Welcome to the Office of Honors and Scholar Development!

We are Located at Howard University, Carnegie Building, Rooms 203 & 208 



The Office of Honors & Scholar Development: 

  • Identifies national prestigious opportunities for Howard University students  
  • Provides training and assistance for students applying for national prestigious awards 
  • Encourages independent inquiry and scholarship through experiential learning and leadership development 

Our Mission 

Provide information, support and advising to honors program and all high achieving students to promote awareness, application, and competitiveness for national prestigious awards and fellowships. 

Our Vision 

The Office of Honors and Scholar Development encourages all enrolled students and alumni to develop a purposeful and meaningful life, through professional development, lifelong learning, scholarship, leadership and active citizenship, embodying the university’s motto of “Truth and Service”.

Scholar Development Advising

Scholar Development Advising in the Office of Undergraduate Studies is meant to ensure that students are participating in experiences outside of the classroom, to insure readiness and competitiveness with a broad range of postgraduate goals, including fellowships, graduate/professional schools, and career readiness. OHSD works closely with a wide range of offices for sharing information, including the Bunche Center’s HU Bison Abroad Office, the Office of Career Services and the Center for Preprofessional Education.
To meet with a staff member to learn more about the Office of Honors and Scholar Development, email to make an appointment. We look forward to working with you.
For a complete list of the National & International Merit awards and Fellowships, please click here!

Scholar Training and Exploration Program (STEP)

We offer information sessions and workshops throughout the year to prepare for prestigious national scholarships and merit awards.

Learn More About the Workshops

We need leaders… who can situate themselves within a larger historical narrative of this country and our world, who can grasp the complex dynamics of our peoplehood and imagine a future grounded in the best of our past, yet who are attuned to the frightening obstacles that now perplex us. 
Cornel West, Race Matters, 1994