Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - International High School Essay Contest

Scholarship & Organization Description:
The International Achievement Week Committee of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. has announced the International High School Essay Contest opportunity for senior high school students. Four college scholarships will be awarded in the amount of: 1st – $5,000, 2nd – $3,000, 3rd – $2,000, 4th – $1,000.

Website: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Iota Chapter
Instructions for Submission: Access Here

Eligibility Criteria & Required Submission Materials:

  • Must be a college-bound class of 2020 graduating senior
  • Must provide original essay, typed, double-spaced (minimum 700 words maximum 750 words) answering the question:
    “The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?”

Rating Criteria for Essays:

  1. Development of Topic/Thesis: (30 possible pts.) Topic well developed (covers and develops major points, supplying enough information for understanding)
  2. Progression: (20 possible pts.) Composition progresses from beginning to end in a logical flow of information
  3. Readability: (25 possible pts.) Concise prose that sticks to the point and does not ramble (holds reader’s attention)
  4. Grammar: (15 possible pts.) Agreement of subject and verb; proper tense; correct sentence construction; paragraphing, including transitional phrases linking same
  5. Spelling: (5 possible pts.)
  6. Punctuation: (5 possible pts.)


  • Iota Chapter
    Attn: Essay Contest
    P.O. BOX 201266
    Chicago, IL 60620

Renewable: No
For questions regarding this scholarship application: Please email AND

$1,000 - $5,000