Dear Community Members,
Once again the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce its Annual Scholarship for African American Male high school students (Only Utah high school college-bound seniors and currently enrolled college students who are Utah residents) for 2017–2018. This scholarship is conducted on an annual basis in conjunction with our National Achievement Week Observance. Iota Iota Iota (Tri Iota) Chapter will select a winner from the pool of applicants and award two $1,000 scholarships: one high school senior and one college student. The winners are expected to attend our National Achievement Week Awards Ceremony on November 17th, if possible.
As a way to originally promote the study of “Negro life and history,” Achievement Week is observed in November of each year by Omega Men around the world and it is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for Black Americans. We also hold a High School Essay Contest in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to ALL college-bound high school seniors attending a high school in Utah. College book scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the Fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.
During Achievement Week Awards Dinner, we will also honor the Citizen of the Year, Father of the Year, Educator of the Year, Business of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Organization of the Year, Colonel Charles Young Military Leadership Award, Superior Service Award, Basileus Special Recognition Awardees, and the OMEGA MAN of the Year Award.
Please help us distribute this information as widely as possible so that we can reach as many deserving students as we can. Additionally, if you appreciate what we are trying to do for the community, please consider attending our Achievement Awards ceremony in November. On-line donations on our website. Any additional proceeds from this program will go to support our mentoring program and scholarships for 2017-2018.
Applications should be emailed to SaltLakeCityQues@gmail.com (strongly preferred) or sent to the following address:
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Iota Iota Iota Graduate Chapter #864
P.O. Box 581049
Salt Lake City, Utah 84158
c/o Scholarship Committee
Click here for the application: REQUIREMENT: African American Male Scholarship Application
Dr. William A. Smith, Scholarship Chairman
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Announcement of the Annual
Scholarship for African American Male High School and Undergraduate students
As a phase of the Annual National Achievement Week Observance
November 15 - 21, 2017
Eligibility: The Contest is Open to current undergraduate (and graduate students when funds are available) African American Males students
Scholarship Application Closes October 20, 2017 - entry must be postmarked no later than 10/20/2017 and emailed to:
Dr. William Smith (SaltLakeCityQues@gmail.com)
Local Recognition: Successful applicants will be recognized at our Achievement Awards Ceremony on November 17, 2017