The Reginaldo Howard Scholars Program
The Reginaldo M. Howard Memorial Scholarship is offered to African-American students and those of African descent, who excel academically and demonstrate a commitment to leadership and social justice. Reginaldo Howard Scholars are committed to serving their communities and becoming leaders at Duke, both inside the classroom and beyond. Established in 1979, this scholarship honors Reginaldo “Reggie” Howard, the first African American President of the Associated Students of Duke University and an A.B. Duke Scholar. He was tragically killed in an automobile accident during his sophomore year, but his ambition and commitment to helping others lives on.
Scholar Spotlight: Nia Williams
All Reginaldo Howard Scholars have access to enrichment funding that provides financial support for students to pursue an academic or professional goal outside the classroom.
Nia Williams, Class of 2023, used her enrichment funding to participate in NYU Tisch’s “Sight and Sound: Filmmaking” intensive with director, actor, and professor, Vondie Curtis-Hall. Throughout the six-week course, she wrote, shot, directed, and edited seven short films.