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

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.