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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders The Frederick Douglass Institute

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Alan Zellner
Social Equity/Multicultural Affairs Officer
311 Alumni Hall
Phone: (570) 662-4071
Fax: (570) 662-4117

Hours: M - F 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Dr. Pifer presenting the first FDI scholarship to Xernalia KayodeFrederick Douglass was a slave who taught himself to read and write and successfully made his way north to gain his freedom. He became an eloquent abolitionist and human rights advocate. Douglass’s dedication to justice, equality, and literacy for all Americans still inspires us today. Mansfield University proudly offers Frederick Douglass scholarships to promote diversity and academic excellence on our campus.

Frederick Douglass Scholarship students must demonstrate the potential for academic excellence, leadership and the character to cultivate and promote Frederick Douglass’s values and dedication to humanity.

Application form

Qualifying students will:

  • contribute to diversity on the M.U. campus and community
  • maintain a high q.p.a. (minimum 2.7)
  • be active in extra curricular activities
  • show evidence of financial need
  • submit an application with a personal essay and two letters of reference

These one-time scholarships are awarded each spring to returning students; former scholarship recipients may re-apply. Applications are due by March 26, 2010. Submit your application to Dr. Lynn Pifer, G 04b Belknap Hall.

Donation Information

To make a donation to the Frederick Douglass Student scholarships, contact Anne Loudenslager, Director for Development, 523 North Hall, 570-662-4809,

Undergraduate Conference Opportunity

Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Conference

Every Spring semester

Bloomsburg University

All Students are invited 
to participate in this conference.

For more Information contact Dr. Lynn Pifer

Mansfield University is a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)

One of Pennsylvania's Premier Small Liberal Arts Institutions