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Robert and Sally Sands 15-to-Finish Scholarship

The Robert P. and Sally G. Sands Fifteen to Finish Scholarship Fund helps students graduate on time and without debt.

schoRobert P. Sands, a retired lawyer, and his wife Sally G. Sands, a retired school teacher, established the Fifteen to Finish Scholarship, for new Howard University students residing in California, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Recipients are expected to register for 15 or more credit hours each semester with a goal of graduating in four years.

The renewable scholarship provides $20,000 per year and monthly meetings with OHSD staff and a dedicated cohort of peers.

The Sands Scholarship application is currently OPEN for the upcoming academic year and are due 11:59pm ET, Monday, March 23, 2020

Current Howard freshmen from California, Minnesota and Missouri are eligible to apply.

To receive information on applying to the Sands Scholar Program, please contact Mrs. Theon Gruber-Ford at