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The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.
The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word.
Alpha Phi Chapter
Attn: Essay Contest
864 8th Street West
Birmingham, Alabama 35204
All submissions will be reviewed by your local Chapter (determined by your high school/home address). Submissions will not be accepted after October 20, 2023. Do not change or shorten the Essay Topic.
All local Chapters will assemble a review panel to assess submitted essays based on the following criteria. Essays may earn a maximum rating of 100 points:
1. Development of Topic/Thesis: (30 possible points)
2. Progression: (20 possible points)
3. Readability: (25 possible points)
4. Grammar: (15 possible points)
5. Spelling: (5 possible points)
6. Punctuation: (5 possible points)
With Politics gaining the bulk of discussion, what can the younger generation do to ensure that elected leaders understand the impact of gaining their vote?
The contest deadline closed at 6:00 pm on Friday, March 24, 2023
The Founders of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. recognized the importance of the intellect in all matters pertaining to the advancement of humankind. As such, they made Scholarship the foremost of the Fraternity’s four Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. Scholarship is a major and long-standing component of this organization.
The Scholarships are based on students' essays and interviews. The students earning the highest scores will be the recipients of the scholarships. Presentation of these awards will be made at the student's Honors and Awards Day Programs or a separate program sponsored by the chapter.
Your first year in college is a major life change. It presents new experiences like meeting new people, managing your time, and living away from home.
The essay topic is "What are the three greatest challenges you think you may encounter during your freshman year of college?
The essay should conform to the following:
Scholarship contestants must meet the following criteria: