Zeta Phi Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Annual Scholarship and Grant Program

Due date: April 30
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Academic and Achievement Scholarships

Scholarships ranging up to $1000 are awarded to recognized minority students in Indianapolis, who have attained outstanding academic achievement, or who show unusual artistic or creative promise. Eligibility is based on academic achievement as reflected by class standing, grade point average (3.5 on a 4.0 system or its equivalent) SAT and/or ACT scores, special awards and/or citations. Outstanding artistic or creative achievement as evidenced by special awards and/or citations in their area of artistic endeavor, letters of reference from groups or individual knowledgeable of the artistic or creative area attesting to the applicant’s achievement and potential.

Educational Grants

Educational Grants ranging up to $500 are awarded to minority students in Indianapolis who have demonstrated the potential for success in postsecondary education. Eligibility is based on academic achievement as reflected by class standing and grade point average (2.5 on a 4.0 system or its equivalent), extracurricular activities, and financial need.

New Scholarship Opportunities: 2018

ExtraordinAIRy Treasures (Deadline 5/31/18)…..Fifteen (15) $1,000 ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarships are very unique, so please read the following and pass on the information. Williams Comfort Air created ExtraordinAIRy Treasures in 2009 to honor individuals who showcase extraordinary qualities on a daily basis giving comfort, hope, inspiration, respect, service, and love to those around them. Williams Comfort Air values education and has a great appreciation for ALL career paths in life. ALL of these careers are vital to society; and, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to receive a continuing education scholarship. This year, Williams Comfort Air will award fifteen (15) $1,000 ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarships. These scholarships are unique in many ways: 1. There is NO GPA requirement for these scholarships.,  2. ALL career paths are eligible., 3. The student can attend a 4-year college, 2-year college, vocational college, or a trade school., 4. The student has NO PART in applying for these scholarships., 5. Students are nominated with an essay written by a parent, teacher, counselor, neighbor, employer, etc. The essay should convey why this high school senior is an ExtraordinAIRy Treasure to our future by including an overview of the nominee’s life skills in action such as perseverance in overcoming difficult circumstances, integrity, kindness, and commitment to community to name a few. Tell us who your nominee is at heart. Williams Comfort Air Committee will select the fifteen scholarship recipients. All scholarships are a one-time scholarship. Williams Comfort Air will accept nominations through May 31, 2018. Forward this information to your teachers, parents, and fellow students encouraging them to nominate a senior whom they feel is a treasure. Website: http://myindianatreasure.org/

Indiana State Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship (Deadline 2/15/18)…..Qualified entering freshman students must: be an incoming freshman, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA; a “Core 40” or other college-preparatory high school diploma. The Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship is intended for underrepresented minorities. Website: https://indstate.academicworks.com/opportunities/15608

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award (Deadline 1/31/19)…..Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. Website: https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS2

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest (Deadline 2/28/18)…..1. COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION. Click applyists.net/ridingforward to enter the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest between January 15, 2018, and February 28, 2018. Complete and save all requested information. 2. WRITE YOUR ESSAY. Choose the African-American you want to write about. It could be someone famous, a relative or a person you know. Just make sure the individual inspires and motivates you. For guidance, review the “How to Enter” instructions and the “Contest Judging Criteria” in sections 4 and 5 of the Official Rules, and be sure your essay is 500 words or less. You can write your essay directly in the application or you can copy and paste it into the appropriate area in the application form. 3. REVIEW AND SUBMIT. Review your information, check your essay for spelling and submit your entry by 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time on February 28, 2018. 4. AWAIT NOTIFICATION. Winning essays are selected by an independent panel of judges who are not affiliated with Regions. Students with winning essays will be notified by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) in April or May 2018. If your essay is selected, you will need to respond to ISTS with the required information. Scholarship checks will be awarded by July 31, 2018. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter this contest and to win an award, you must be either a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and meet all of the following criteria. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Be a legal U.S. resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Texas; Be age 13 or older; Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) located in one of the states listed above; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; Plan to attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic school year. Webite: applyists.net/ridingforward

Scholarships with an emphasis on African-American students

Affordable Colleges Online was kind enough to share a resource with us. They recently compiled a list of  “College scholarships for black students”. Check the link for opportunities!  https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/black-students-college-scholarships/

You can also take the time to check out the other resources Affordable Colleges Online has available for students. Remember to pay attention to the accreditation of the school first. US News had a helpful article with suggestions on how to navigate this process.

College Spotlight 4

ruthscounselngblogphotoCollege: University of Louisville

Author: Ruth P. from the class of 2020

Admissions site: http://louisville.edu/admissions/

As a high school student exploring college options, I was overwhelmed with the amount of time and energy required to make the best decision possible. Initially, I recall being at a loss of what I was actually looking for. We are all told to be mindful of tuition, location, intended programs/majors, involvement opportunities, college-specific scholarships, etc. Maybe not in that order, but I remember being nervous all around. What do I look at first? What matters most? What if I make the wrong decision? (more…)