Essay Topic

Applicant must address the following prompt:

Discuss the importance of having a college education for the purpose of improving your life, the lives of your family members and those who live in distressed and marginalized communities. With your degree in hand, combined with your interests and unique talents, share with the reader the various ways in which you intend to make a difference in the lives of those mentioned above.


​Application Requirements     

  1. ​Essay must be original, neither previously published nor secured by copyright.
  2. Essay must be no less than 400, but no more than 500 words in length.
  3. Essay must be the work of the applicant.
  4. Essay will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  5. Description of Academic Achievement
  6. Explanation of Decision to Pursue a College Education
  7. Description of Education & the Value of a College Education
  8. Explanation of Your Intellectual Interests & Creative and Unique Abilities
  9. Explanation of How You Will Support Communities in Need
  10. Description of Importance of Education & Your Role in said Communities
  11. Development of Topic, Progression, & Readability
  12. Thoughtful consideration and engagement with the topic
  13. Logical flow of information from beginning to end and holds reader's attention
  14. Grammar, Spelling, & Punctuation
  15. Good sentence structure, work must be free of misspelled words; and punctuation should be properly used and appropriately placed
  16. Complete application package must be sent using this form no later than Friday, February 9, 2024. Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.

Awards will be announced no later than March 1, 2024; all decisions are final. The amount and number of awards will be determined by Eta Nu Nu Chapter. Monies will not be dispersed until awardee submits acceptance letter and proof of registration. Awards will be presented in-person on March 10, 2024, during our annual Benjamin Parker "Pops" Wilson Omega Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition Program. Specific information will be provided in a formal guest invitation. Your presence is required.

THE ILLUSTRIOUS OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED was founded in 1911 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Of the Black fraternities founded on an historically Black college campus, Omega has the distinction of being the oldest. The men of Eta Nu Nu Chapter are committed to our fraternity’s cardinal principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. As men of letters, we pride ourselves on scholarship and supporting young people in their academic endeavors. In keeping with that position, this annual award promotes, among other things, intellectual curiosity, and creativity, but above all, academic excellence. Each year, a college-bound student who demonstrates great academic potential will be awarded a scholarship of varying amounts to help defray the cost of tuition.

Below you will find the following sections: a) eligibility criteria b) essay prompt c) application requirements d) student information and e) acknowledgement statement which requires signatures from both applicant and parent/legal guardian. All sections are to be filled out completely. Good luck and much success in all that you do!

Eta Nu Nu presented over $100,000 to over 50 high school seniors to attend college

ETA NU NU college scholarships

Our Chapter recently donated $100,000 to I Know I Can. This is the largest multi-year commitment to the Founders' Scholarship program in their organization's history and will provide multiple students with funds to go to the HBCU of their dreams. 

Eta Nu Nu has committed to provide $52,500 in scholarship monies to high school seniors through the NPHC Hope Scholarship. 15 high school seniors has been impacted through this generosity.

Eligibility Criteria (4)

  1. Must reside in the Greater Columbus, Ohio area
  2. Must have a 2.5 GPA
  3. Must demonstrate a level of maturity as well as the ability to successfully manage college life and juggle the responsibilities that come with that
  4. Must be accepted in an accredited four-year or two-year college, meaning an institution of higher learning