Scholarship

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Bro. Smith Jean-Philippe
Chairman

Address all transcripts and supporting documentation to:

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
5D Scholarship Chair
107 Amanda Drive
Maryville, TN 37801

All Application and Transcripts must be postmarked by 10 March 2017.

Electronic application materials deadline (Postmarked by 23:59): 10 March 2017 emailed to Scholarship5thD@outlook.com


Forms

  » 2017 Scholarship Guidelines. Download pdf. File Type: pdf.
  » 2017 Scholarship Application (Form 66). Download pdf. File Type: pdf.
  » 2017 Scholarship Application (Form 66). Download docx. File Type: docx.

Criteria for awards: SCHOLARSHIPS

The following scholarships and grants will be awarded by the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Commission of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. through the Omega Life Membership Foundation, Inc.:

  1. INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR AWARD
  2. DISTRICT SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR AWARD
  3. FOUNDERS’ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
  4. GRAND BASILEUS AWARD
  5. RONALD E. MCNAIR SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  6. HERMAN S. DREER SCHOLARSHIP/LEADERSHIP AWARD
  7. GEORGE E. MEARES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  8. H. CARL MOULTRIE I LEGAL SCHOLAR AWARD
  9. W. MONTAGUE COBB MEDICAL SCHOLAR AWARD
  10. UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS

Guidelines: All applicants should review the scholarship and grant guidelines for eligibility and complete an application packet to include a typed application, official transcripts and three recommendation letters.

Undergraduate Awards:

  1. DISTRICT SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR AWARD (Sophomore or Above; $6,500 )

The District Scholar of the Year Award is the top academic honor at the District level. An undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore standing or above; Enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution; In good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter); In good standing with the collegiate institution; Have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Scholarship Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE District Scholar of the Year. The District Scholar of the Year’s information will be submitted by the District Chair to compete for the International Scholar of the Year Award.


  1. INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR AWARD (Sophomore or Above; $10,000)

Background: The International Scholar of the Year Award is the Fraternity’s highest academic award. This award recognizes an applicant not only for his academic excellence, but also for his overall involvement in the Fraternity, along with his contributions to the advancement of this organization.

Eligibility and Requirements: From those individuals who have been chosen as District Scholars of the Year, the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Commission will select the International Scholar of the Year.

Amount: Along with receiving up to $6,500 from the Scholarship Commission for being recognized as the District Scholar of the Year, the International Scholar of the Year will be awarded up to an additional $10,000.


  1. GRAND BASILEUS AWARD (Senior, $5,000)

Background: In recognition of the former Grand Basilei of the Fraternity, the Grand Basileus Award was established to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their undergraduate years.

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must be:

  • An undergraduate Brother who is of senior standing;
  • Graduating during the spring or summer semesters of the application year;
  • Enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution;
  • In good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
  • In good standing with the collegiate institution;
  • Have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE candidate. The top district candidate will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition.


  1. RONALD E. MCNAIR SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Sophomore or Above, [pure sciences], $6,000)

Background: The Ronald E. McNair Scientific Achievement Award was established to recognize the scholastic achievements of undergraduate Brothers who pursue degrees in the fields of science and engineering. The award was established in honor of Bro. Dr. Ronald E. McNair, a renowned American physicist and NASA Astronau

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must be:

  • An undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore standing or above;
  • Enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution;
  • In good financial standing at all levels International/District/Chapter);
  • In good standing with the collegiate institution; and
  • Have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 as on a 4.0 scale seeking an undergraduate degree in the pure sciences, such as, but not limited to: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Math, and Engineering.

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE candidate. The top district candidate will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition. District level recipients will also be considered for the GE Omega 4 Life Program for automatic admission.


  1. HERMAN S. DREER SCHOLARSHIP/LEADERSHIP AWARD (Sophomore or above, $5,000)

Background: The Herman S. Dreer Scholarship/Leadership Award is designed to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate Brother who best exemplifies the cardinal principles of Manhood, Scholarship Perseverance, and Uplift.

The award is established in memory of Bro. Rev. Dr. Herman Samuel Dreer, renowned educator, minister, humanitarian, and author of the first Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. History Book.

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must:

  • Be an undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore standing or above;
  • Be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution;
  • Be in good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
  • Be in good standing with the collegiate institution; Have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Submit a 500-word TYPED essay detailing leadership and humanitarian accomplishments.

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE candidate. The top district candidate will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition.


Graduate Awards:

  1. GEORGE E. MEARES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Social Work, Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, $5,000)

Background: The George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship was established for the support of graduate study in social work, social sciences, and criminal justice

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district the applicant must be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate or professional school In good standing with the graduate or professional school Seeking a graduate degree in one of the following areas: a.
    • a. Social Work;
    • b. Social Sciences; or
    • c. Criminal Justice

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE candidate. The top district candidate will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition.


  1. H. CARL MOULTRIE I LEGAL SCHOLAR AWARD (J.D. or equivalent, $5,000)

Background: The H. Carl Moultrie I Legal Scholar Award was established in support of study in the field of Law for brothers who have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their professional legal education years, while actively supporting the Cardinal Principles of the Fraternity

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must be:

  • A Graduate Brother enrolled full-time in an accredited school of law seeking a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree;
  • In good academic standing with the institution;
  • In good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
  • Have demonstrated service to the Fraternity during the year of application.

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE candidate. The top district candidate will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition.


  1. W. MONTAGUE COBB MEDICAL SCHOLAR AWARD (Seeking Doctoral degree, not residency, $5,000)

Background: The W. Montague Cobb Award was established in support of study in the field of Medicine for brothers who have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their professional medical education years, while actively supporting the Cardinal Principles of the Fraternity.

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must be:

  • A Graduate Brother enrolled full-time in an accredited school of medicine seeking a Doctoral degree. (not residency);
  • In good academic standing with the institution;
  • In good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
  • Have demonstrated service to the Fraternity during the year of application.

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and selects ONE candidate. The top district candidate will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition.


Graduate & Undergraduate Awards:

  1. FOUNDERS’ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Sophomore or above, [3] $5,000; Graduate or professional [1] $5,000)

Background: To commemorate the founding of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. by Brothers Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper, Frank Coleman, and Ernest E. Just, this scholarship was established to recognize the scholastic achievements of undergraduate and graduate Brothers.  The selected candidates should demonstrate the academic aspirations exhibited by the Fraternity’s Founders.

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must be:

  • An undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore or junior standing or a Brother who is of graduate or professional school standing;
  • Enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited collegiate institution or enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate or professional school;
  • In good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
  • In good standing with the collegiate institution or the graduate or professional school and have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 as defined on a 4.0 scal

Application Procedure: Each individual may submit an application packet to their respective District Scholarship Chairman. The District Committee evaluates each individual’s application and may select ONE undergraduate Founders’ Memorial Scholar and ONE graduate Founders’ Memorial Scholar from their respective District. The top district undergraduate and graduate candidates’ information will be submitted by the District Scholarship Chair to compete for international recognition.


  1. UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS (Sophomore or above, [1] $4,000; Graduate or professional [1] graduate, $4,000)

Background: The Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Grants were created to support any Brother seeking an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree. Two Scholarship Grants will be awarded annually, one to an undergraduate Brother and one to a graduate or professional Brother.

Eligibility and Requirements: At the time of submission of an application to the district, the applicant must be:

  • An undergraduate Brother who is of sophomore standing or above; or a Brother who is of graduate or professional school standing;
  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate in a four-year accredited collegiate institution or in an accredited graduate or professional school;
  • In good financial standing at all levels (International/District/Chapter);
  • In good standing with the collegiate institution;
  • Have at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 as defined on a 4.0 scale

  1. OMEGA4LIFE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is privileged to feature Omega4Life, an outstanding national leadership program designed to assist collegiate members to become successful professionals in their chosen careers. Sponsored by GE, Omega4Life features challenging, exciting, and worthwhile activities for selected participants.

Omega4Life is a year-long, national leadership development program. Omega4Life is designed to develop a pool of outstanding African-American male collegiate leaders for the company and the country.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • An active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Enrolled  full-time in an accredited college or university institution pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, or Business (Finance, Management, Marketing)
  • Un-weighted cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Sophomore, Junior or Senior class standing

For more info visit www.omega4life.org or contact Bro. Michael  Foust, Ph.D. at, michael.foust@ge.com.


Forms

  » 2017 Scholarship Guidelines. Download pdf. File Type: pdf.
  » 2017 Scholarship Application (Form 66). Download pdf. File Type: pdf.
  » 2017 Scholarship Application (Form 66). Download docx. File Type: docx.