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Phi Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Scholarship Application 2022 – 2023

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., is a service fraternity that is committed to educational excellence. We believe in the importance of fostering the potential and accomplishments of high achieving students.

Phi Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in partnership with Project Friendship, is offering financial assistance to outstanding students to help defray the cost of pursuing higher education.

Under the auspices of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship Program, PKK is committed to providing “Uplift” and encouragement by awarding scholarships to outstanding students who demonstrate ability, aptitude, community service, need, and a promising academic future.

Eligibility: Male students in their senior year of high school who are planning to attend a four-year accredited institution in the fall of 2023; college students enrolled in a four-year institution who have previously placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a PKK Essay Contest or Talent Hunt competition.

Scholarship Guidelines

Applicant Checklist

Only completed applications will be accepted. A completed application packet consists of the following:

Important Notes

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. If the applicant’s school does not have the cumulative GPA printed on the transcript as a numeric value, an official letter from the counselor or administrator must accompany the transcript stating the numeric cumulative GPA. Transcripts without the numeric cumulative GPA or official letter stating the numeric cumulative GPA will be disqualified.

Because of the number of students applying for scholarships, the primary form of communication will be through e-mail. Please enter a current e-mail address and phone number for the applicant and a parent on the scholarship application. Please notify us immediately if any of the e-mail addresses change.

Essay Topics

This essay must be typed. Please be sure to place your name & the title of your essay in the header of each page. Essay should not exceed 700 words on one (1) of the following topics:

  1. High School What study habits do you think are imperative for college students in order to succeed academically?
  2. High School How would you handle texting and driving?
  3. College Essay As minority cultures continue to struggle for respect and dignity in our racially sensitive society, how do non-conservative dress code trends affect the way people are treated by potential employers? Discuss the implications of dress code, hairstyles, and tattoos in our society in terms of self-respect, cultural norms, and public expectations of those in power. Where should the lines be drawn in schools, and by those in authority positions, including schools and potential employers regarding school and workplace attire?
  4. College Essay What do you want to do after graduating from college and how will you impact the field or industry you work in?
  5. High School or College Describe areas in your life where you demonstrated leadership and overcome obstacles either through your education, socially, family, or personal experience?


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Scholarship Awards Decision Process/Scoring

The completed packet will be scored by members of Phi Kappa Kappa Scholarship Committee. The panel will consist of members of Phi Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

High School Applicants

On a scale of 100 points, high school applicants will be scored on the following criteria:

  1. GPA Score 20 Points
  2. Essay 20 Points
  3. School Official Letter 15 Points
  4. Community Service Letter 15 Points
  5. Test Score(s) 10 Points
  6. Family Need 10 Points
  7. Service Area 10 Point
College Applicants

On a scale of 100 points, college applicants will be scored on the following criteria:

  1. GPA Score 25 Points 
  2. Essay 25 Points 
  3. Community Service Letter 25 Points 
  4. Family Need Write up 15 Points 
  5. Packet fully complete 10 Point

**An applicant must receive a minimum of 75 points to be considered for a scholarship award**