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NAAHP and Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Partner on New Scholarship for Haitian Students

December 21, 2021


Hillside, New Jersey, December 21, 2021 — The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) and Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), formalizing their collaboration to offer the NAAHP Haitian American Leadership Award Scholarship to Haitian citizens.

The MOU shall continue in effect for two years from the date of execution to select Haitian students to apply, matriculate, and complete their degree program at SAU. It will provide two full scholarships each fall and spring semester to two qualifying Haitian students that the NAAHP recognizes are approved for application and admission to the University.

Saint Augustine’s University’s mission is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing world.

We at Saint Augustine’s University are excited about partnering with the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals organization to provide a post-secondary education to select Haitian students. There is so much devastation currently happening in Haiti, man-made and natural, as global stewards we must contribute however we can to improve the situation for residents. For us that means preparing the next generation by providing a better education. said Dr. Janita M. Patrick, Associate VP for Student Success, Saint Augustine’s University (SAU).

NAAHP is focused on rebuilding Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.

NAAHP has given a platform to so many of us in the diaspora to express ourselves as a nation to the rest of the world, and provided a forum for us to collaborate on ideas for improving life in both our respective communities abroad, and back home in Haiti. This partnership with St Augustine University reinforces the notion that education, knowledge, and wisdom continue to be the beating hearts of our society from generation to generation. I’m ecstatic to be a part of this effort to reach and elevate those with less opportunity and access to the world-class institutions in America. said Jacques M. Jean, NAAHP Advisory Board Member and Founder and CEO, TechFides.

We at NAAHP are beyond proud to announce this scholarship collaboration with Saint Augustine University. My sincerest hope is that this scholarship will enable some of the greatest Haitian minds to fulfill their potential, just as so many African American Scholars began their education at this phenomenal HBCU.  Thank you, Saint Augustine University, for partnering with NAAHP to provide a better and more certain future for the Haitian Diaspora!” said Molina Jean-Louis, Executive Vice President, NAAHP.


About NAAHP:
Founded in 2011, the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established by a diverse group of forward-thinking industry experts, youth leaders, faculty, public, and nonprofit sector professionals from Haiti and its global diaspora. NAAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. Every year, the national organization hosts an annual conference that enables Haitian and Haitian American professionals to network.
For information about the NAAHP and its initiatives, visit https://naahpusa.org/

About Saint Augustine’s University:
Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) was established in 1867 in Raleigh, NC by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,000, SAU sits on 105 lush acres just north of Downtown Raleigh. The institution offers more than 20 undergraduate degree programs and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
For information about Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), visit https://www.st-aug.edu/

Molina Jean-Louis
NAAHP Communications Group