|Joshua Howard is one of 10 students named to the Institute for Responsible Citizenship's Class of 2017.|
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury student Joshua Howard ‘19 has been named to the Institute for Responsible Citizenship’s Class of 2017. The Washington, D.C.-based organization annually selects promising African-American male scholars from across the country to participate in an intensive program that takes place over two summers. Howard, who is from Sewickley, Pa., is one of 10 students selected from hundreds of applicants for this year’s class. As part of the program, Howard will work as a summer intern in Washington, D.C., this year and in 2018.
“Participating in the Institute is an exciting opportunity for me as I will be able to live and interact with a group of talented African-American students, while also working as an intern,” said Howard. “The institute matches students with internships in their areas of interest and I’d like to pursue a career in finance so I’m looking forward to learning more about that.” Howard is an international politics and economics major at Middlebury.
Howard and his fellow program members will also participate in a seminar on economic and constitutional principles, and briefings with leaders in the private and public sector. He will serve as a teacher and mentor in the institute’s Youth Scholar Academy, a summer enrichment and college prep program that prepares young men with high potential to thrive in high school and beyond.
"We are very excited to have Joshua join our network of talented young men,” said William Keyes, president of the institute. “Among the 200 students who have preceded him at the Institute are valedictorians and student body presidents who have gone on to make their mark in a variety of ways. Joshua will gain a lot by being a part of this network, but we also expect him to contribute a lot to it."
At Middlebury, Howard is a member of the men’s track team, qualifying for post-season championship competition as a first-year. He also serves as co-chair of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. During his senior year in high school, he was an intern for the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel, where he helped with the accreditation of high school study abroad programs and authored a detailed report on the athletic recruitment of international high school students.
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