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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Upsilon Chapter
“Brooklyn Omega”


Bro George K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship
Bro Francis “Lefty” Taylor Mentor Scholarship


Annual High School Essay Contest Eligibility:

The Contest is Open to all NYC College-bound Male High School Seniors with a minimum G.P.A. of 75%.

Scholarships range from $1000 - $2000

Contest Closes January 31, 2015

Extended to March 31, 2015



Scholarship Criteria 2014-2015





The essay must be entitled:

“Considering the Political Climate in the United States and the World.  How Much Value Do You Place On Your Right to Vote?"


The essay must be original, neither previously published nor secured by copyright.

The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.

Three typewritten, double-spaced copies must be submitted.

The following information for the contestant must appear on the first page in this manner.


An Essay by: __________________                          Phone Number: _______________

Home Street Address: ______________________    City, State, Zip Code: __________________

Email Address: ___________________________

Name of High School: ____________________________________________________

Address of High School: ___________________________________________________


The manuscript must be postmarked not later than midnight, March 31, 2015 and mailed to:

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Upsilon Chapter

Attn:  Scholarship Committee

PO Box 381136

Adelphi Station

Brooklyn, NY 11238-9997

Persons submitting manuscripts thereby grant to the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. the right to keep the manuscripts and to exercise full publishing right to them.

  • Awards will be announced on or about April 1, 2015, and the decisions of the judges will be final.
  • The manuscripts must present an adequate treatment of the essay topic.
  • Winners will be required to furnish written proof that they were enrolled in their respective high school at the time the essays were submitted.  High School transcript must be included with essay.
  • Awards will be submitted to each winner, upon written verification from a Four (4) Year Institution of Higher Education that the individual has enrolled.  Actual enrollment (not just acceptance) is required.
  • Awards must be claimed within 6 months after the announcement date to be valid.


1. Development of Topic/Thesis (30 possible pts.) --Topic well developed (covers and develops major points, supplying enough information for understanding).

2. Progression (20 possible pts.) --Composition progresses from beginning to end in a logical flow of information.

3. Readability (25 possible pts.)-- Concise prose that sticks to the point and does not ramble (holds reader’s attention.)

4. Grammar (15 possible pts.) -- Agreement of subject and verb; proper tense; correct sentence construction; paragraphing, including transitional phrases linking same.

5. Spelling -- (5 possible pts.)

6. Punctuation -- (5 possible pts.)

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Bro. Lamar Coombs at or  You can also visit our website at




The Scholarship Program of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters are expected to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members, to include college bound high school seniors. In accordance with this expectation, a portion of Alpha Upsilon’s Chapter budget is allocated to scholarships through the George K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship & the Francis “Lefty” Taylor Memorial Mentor Scholarship.