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We Provide Scholarships to Young Men & Women from the Manatee/Sarasota Area Attending Howard University

Save the Date
17th Annual Luncheon


Friday, March 29, 2024 @ 11:30 AM

Michael's on East

1212 S. East Ave.

Sarasota FL 34239

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A Year in Review: How We've Made a Difference in Students' Lives & How You Can Help



Welcome to the Howard Club of Southwest Florida’s website.  We hope that as you navigate these pages that the mission and work of the Howard Club will come to life for you.  The Howard Club grants scholarships and actively promotes the education of students aspiring to attend Howard University.  Our work is best described in the stories of the students being educated in science, technology, engineering, math, and so many other disciplines. They will make tremendous contributions to the quality of life in our community.


We are thankful to all the people over the years who have contributed to the success of our Organization. The Howard Club of SW Florida is made up of people from all walks of life. They believe in the quality of education provided by one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in this country bar none.  Our membership includes not only alumni but anyone wanting to support the Club in its mission to strengthen not just Howard University, but all Historically Black Colleges and Universities across this country. Established when the doors of higher education were shut to people of color, Howard

University became a place where students could receive a college education in a nurturing and proud atmosphere. We are thankful to the many people who have given to our cause by supporting minority education and college readiness in Southwest Florida.


On our website you will find out how you may become members of the Howard Club.  You can support our efforts by making a contribution and/or attending one of our many fundraising events. Our fun and festive events, notably the annual luncheon, are designed not only to bring people together, but to honor national and local persons who are making a difference in our community.   


Howard University is a special place where education is valued, while serving to make a difference in the lives of young people.  The Howard Club is proud to assist in this effort as an organization that works proudly to give young people a chance to reach their full potential. It is my hope that you will find this website full of information that will assist you in seeing the benefit of contributing to such a worthy cause.


Peace and blessings to you and yours.

Lawrence A. Miller, Ph.D.

President, Howard Club of SW Florida


By J.H. Brooks

Reared against the eastern sky
Proudly there on hilltop high,
Far above the lake so blue
Stands old Howard firm and true.

There she stands for truth and right,
Sending forth her rays of light,
Clad in robes of majesty;
O Howard, we sing of thee.

Be thou still our guide and stay
Leading us from day to day;
Make us true and leal and strong,
Ever bold to battle wrong.

When from thee we’ve gone away,
May we strive for thee each day
As we sail life’s rugged sea,
O Howard, we’ll sing of thee.


Apply for the Howard Club of Southwest Florida Scholarship

The Process

Information about the Application Process

What's Needed

Information on what documentation is needed

How To Apply

Info on how to apply online or mail application

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