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Colonel Charles E. Young Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
April 24 - June 8
2020 Colonel Charles E. Young Memorial Scholarship Essay Contest
The Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter (“LGG”) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., (Fort Meade, Maryland) in conjunction with The Uplift Foundation, is soliciting your participation in our annual Colonel Charles Young Memorial Scholarship Contest.
LGG chapter was chartered at Fort Meade, Maryland, but our service community extends throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area. Our chapter is composed primarily of Military Officers, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, business owners and other professionals either retired or currently working in the DMV metropolitan area.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was initially conceived to enrich the social and intellectual aspects of college life. Since our founding on November 17, 1911 at Howard University, our membership has grown to well over 200,000 members and our marketplace extended beyond the college campus and into our community.
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift are the cardinal principles upon which the fraternity was founded. In keeping with the cardinal principle of Scholarship, our annual scholarship contest promotes academic excellence and community service among college bound high school seniors. This year we will award scholarships to worthy college-bound students in our local community in need of financial assistance to attend college.
Students interested in competing for the scholarships must provide the following postmarked (date stamped by the post office, no exceptions) information to the Scholarship Committee by May 8, 2020:
- An official copy of your high school transcript with raised seal;
- A completed scholarship application and three letters of recommendation (enclosed);
- A signed and dated certification statement (enclosed); and
- A 800 to 1200 word well-organized and double-spaced typewritten essay on this year’s essay topic
The Continuing Education Scholarship (CES) applications must be submitted before June 12, 2020.
Download Scholarship Application
To download the scholarship application(s) click on the following link below (NOTE: The scholarship application is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and is editable. You must have Adobe Acrobat software installed on your PC/web browser. The PDF plug-in can be downloaded free of charge on the Adobe website; http://www.adobe.com).
The evaluation criteria the Scholarship Committee will use to judge the essays is attached as an enclosure. It is advisable that you use this to guide the formation of your essay.
It is our intent to recognize the winners of our scholarship at our Annual Patron Appreciation Cook-Out which will be held in the early August timeframe. The actual monetary award will be conferred to the winner in September once written proof of their enrollment in college is received. Note acceptance is not considered enrollment.
Please mail your completed scholarship packet to the following address: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter Attn.: Jamaal Carter, Scholarship Committee Chair P.O. Box 1787 Clinton, MD 20735
Applications must be postmarked or received by the Committee by April 24, 2020.
Applicants will only be notified if you selected to receive one of our scholarships. Notifications will be made in June 2020.
If you have further questions or would like to request an application package you may email the scholarship committee at any time to the following e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org