Dear Community Members:
Once again the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual National High Essay Contest for 2016. This contest is conducted on an annual basis in conjunction with our National Achievement Week Observance.
Iota Iota Iota (Tri Iota) Chapter will select a winner ONLY from a Utah pool of applications received by the given deadline date. The winner will have his/her essay forwarded to the 12th District committee to compete in our Regional contest. A winning 12th District essay will then be forwarded to compete at the National contest.
Tri Iota Chapter requests that each student submitting an essay ensure that it is postmarked by email no later than midnight, October 21, 2016 and emailed to the following address: SaltLakeCityQues@gmail.com
c/o Scholarship Committee
Further guidelines for the essay contest is provided below. Winners will be announced on the homepage of this website.
Thank you for your forwarding this information to high schools and students who might be eligible to participate.
Click here for the application: National High School Essay Contest
Dr. William A. Smith, Scholarship Committee Chairman
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Announcement of the Annual
National High School Essay Contest
As a phase of the Annual National Achievement Week Observance
November 14 - 20, 2016
National Awards: Four College Scholarships
1st Scholarship, $5000; 2nd Scholarship, $3,000; 3rd Scholarship, $2,000; 4th Scholarship, $1,000.00
*Local Awards: Three College Book Scholarships
1st Place Scholarship: $750 | 2nd Place Scholarship: $500 | 3rd Place Scholarship: $300
Eligibility: The Contest is Open to all College-bound, Utah High School Seniors.
Contest Closes October 21, 2016 - entry must be emailed no later than midnight 10/21/2016 and emailed to: SaltLakeCityQues@gmail.com
Local Recognition: Successful applicants will be recognized at our Achievement Awards Program on November 18, 2016
Dr. William Smith (TauThetaQue84@gmail.com)
RULES: The essay must be entitled:
“What would you propose to substantially reduce the incidence of gun violence in the United States and around the world without taking away the legal rights of law abiding citizens to acquire and possess firearms?”
The essay must be original, neither previously published nor secured by copyright.
The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length.
One typewritten 12 pt. Times New Roman font, double-spaced copy must be submitted.
Two high quality color pictures of the student submitting the manuscript must be sent for various fraternity publications. Please print the complete application from the above link for all rules that apply and further details about the contest.
*Local awards are based on available funds raised or donated prior to the competition.