Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Iota Chapter Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to invite you to take part in the chapter’s Scholarship Competition. For years we have selected scholarship recipients from high schools across Chicago based on academic performance, activity in the community and personal character. We look forward to awarding more deserving students in 2024!

Eligible students must be AFRICAN-AMERICAN/BLACK MALE high school seniors, attending schools in Chicago, with at least a 2.5 unweighted GPA, and will begin college in the fall of 2024. We urge you to carefully review the enclosed materials and submit a scholarship application along with all attachments. Our chapter is committed to identifying and awarding scholarships to deserving students who will be furthering their education
by enrolling at an accredited four-year college or university.

The application/questionnaire is designed to collect academic and personal background information for the selection process. Your response to the questions is a decisive factor in the selection process. You must answer all questions thoroughly and honestly. Failure to answer all questions and/or complete the essay portion of the application will result in immediate

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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be African American/Black MALE
  • 2024 Graduating high school senior from a Chicago school
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Beginning college as of the 2024 fall semester, full-time at an accredited college or university
  • Community service

Required Documentation:

  1. An essay of 250-500 words
  2. Your FAFSA Student Aid Report
  3. Submit your high school transcript
  4. Letter of Recommendation from three (3) people who know the applicant’s character, abilities, and potential (Letters can be from a counselor, teacher, community leader, or non-family member.)
    Note: Two (2) of the references should be current teachers or school administrators.

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: No
Only scholarship recipients will be notified by June 1, 2024. Recipients will receive their award certificates during
an awards dinner in June 2024 (exact date to be determined/date subject to change). If you are selected as a scholarship recipient, you will be
expected to confirm your final enrollment plans and begin full-time study in the fall of 2024, before receiving
your cash award. Detailed instructions will be given to each recipient after the awards dinner.

Award
Up to $2,000
Deadline
04/01/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Official Transcript Required
  2. Character Reference (3 required). This should be an employer, director of community service, athletic coach, counselor or college and coach. Must be a non-relative. Two of the references should be current teachers or school administrators.
    • Name and Email Address
    • Name and Email Address
    • Name and Email Address
  3. Please provide academic recommendations from 2 teachers. (These recommendations are OPTIONAL. Please request your REQUIRED three recommendations through "Character Reference" in Question #2.)
    • Name and Email Address
    • Name and Email Address
  4. Have you applied for any type of financial aid? If yes, please list and explain.
  5. Please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) OR a copy of your Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid (intended for qualifying undocumented and transgender students)
  6. Please list the occupation of your parents or legal guardian. This should be the person(s) who provides more than 50% of your financial support.
    • Father's Occupation (if applicable)
    • Guardian's Occupation (if applicable)
    • Mother's Occupation (if applicable)
  7. Date of Birth
  8. Please list three college/universities you have been admitted to.
  9. Have you received any other scholarships? If yes, please list the name and award amounts for each.
  10. You are required to list your work history (if applicable) as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities; community service, and awards and honors received.
  11. Please provide the number of children in your family under age 21.
  12. Short Answer: Please explain why you want to attend an institution of higher learning.
  13. Essay: Please provide a brief essay on "Your Educational Goals and Plans for the Future." Please include a person who has supported your journey in achieving your educational goals. Please limit your essay to no less than 250 words, but no more than 500.
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