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.


FIRST PLACE - $1,500



The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through a Chapter of the Fraternity.

The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word.

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. 

2023 International High School Essay Contest

Our Chapter will assemble a review panel to assess submitted essays based on the following criteria. Essays may earn a maximum rating of 100 points:
1. Development of Topic/Thesis: (30 possible points)
Topic is well-developed (covers and develops major points, supplying enough information for understanding)

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

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

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

5. Spelling: (5 possible points)

6. Punctuation: (5 possible points)


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


All submissions will be reviewed by Eta Nu Nu Chapter to determine a winner. Submissions will not be accepted after October 20, 2023. Do not change or shorten the Essay Topic.

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

An Essay By: ______________Home Street Address: ________________
City, State, Zip Code: _______________ Name of High School: ___________
Address of High School: _________________________________________________________
Student Email: ____________________ Phone # _____________________

Contest Name: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity International High School Essay Contest
Name of Sponsoring Chapter: Eta Nu Nu   Location of Chapter: Columbus, Ohio

The manuscript must be postmarked or time stamped on the email not later than midnight, October 20, 20Ϯ3, and sent to either:

or mailed to:

Eta Nu Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

P.O. Box 298032
Columbus, OH 43229-8032

Persons submitting manuscripts thereby grant to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. the right to keep the manuscripts and to exercise full publishing rights to them. The decision of the judges will be final. The manuscripts must present an adequate treatment of the essay topic. Winners may be required to furnish written proof that they were enrolled in their respective high school at the time the essay was submitted. Awards will be submitted to each winner, upon written verification from an institution of higher education that the individual has enrolled. Actual enrollment (not just acceptance) is required. Awards must be claimed within 18 months after the announcement date to be valid.

2023 Essay Title:
With politics gaining the bulk of discussion, what can the younger
generation do to ensure that elected leaders understand the impact of
gaining their vote? 


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