Howard Receives Big Donation for Hurricane Katrina Victims

Howard University welcomed South African Foreign Minister Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma to an invite-only forum held for persons affected by Hurricane Katrina. Minister Dlamini-Zuma presented a check of over $300,000 to assist Howard in its continued support of the Hurricane victims

Minister Dlamini-Zuma presented the check to University President H. Patrick Swygert and said, “[South Africa] wanted to embrace our young brothers and sisters by lending a humble hand. Our hearts have gone out to those who were particularly vulnerable and marginalized during this trying period -and we wanted to contribute in the best possible way to help alleviate the suffering.”

President Swygert has approved a Spring 2006 Tuition and Fee Waiver Initiative, a waiver program for students affected by Hurricane Katrina as part of the University’s continuing relief effort.

The program is available to special admit transfer students who attended Howard during the fall semester. Once these students have utilized federal and external sources of financial assistance, their remaining tuition balance will be waived.

The Spring 2006 Tuition and Fee Waiver Initiative may also be available to students who were enrolled at the University before Hurricane Katrina. However, eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis.