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. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of: 1st – $300; 2nd – $200; 3rd – $100. The Iota Chapter winner will compete for a chance to go to the International competition with college scholarship awards ranging from: 1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000.

Website: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Iota Chapter
Application & Instructions for Submission: View Here

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to all Black, male, college-bound class of 2022 graduating seniors
  • Must provide original essay, typed, double-spaced (minimum 700 words maximum 750 words) answering the question:
    Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship is an important way of creating new jobs and enhancing the labor market for the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups. In a post-COVID environment, why is it essential that young people change their mindset towards self-employment.

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: HS Essay Contest
    P.O. BOX 201266
    Chicago, IL 60620

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
For questions regarding this scholarship application: Please email

$100 - $5,000