Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International High School Essay Contest
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual International High School Essay Contest. Students have the opportunity to earn a $500 award from the Nu Chi Foundation and the winner will represent the Nu Chi Chapter in its district competition. If the submission wins at the district competition, they will then represent the Chapter and District in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., International High School Essay competition and compete for four college scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000.
This is opportunity is specifically for students who live in the region served by the Nu Chi Chapter. The counties are listed below under eligibility criteria.
African American High School Senior
Must live in Southern Illinois Metro East Area (St. Clair, Madison, Jersey, or Clinton County, Illinois)
Planning to attend an accredited college or university in Fall 2021
Students are required to submit an essay for this scholarship. The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.
Essays will be evaluated 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)
The Nu Chi Chapter winners will be invited to the Nu Chi Chapter Achievement Week Founders’ Banquet to be held on Sunday November 15, 2020 to present their essay submission and receive their award.
Questions? Contact Ben Trotter firstname.lastname@example.org