2020-2021 International Achievement Week Observance

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc

Announcement of our Annual

International High School Essay Contest

As a mandated element of the Annual International
Achievement Week Observance

There are cash prizes at the local, district, and international levels.
The local winner will be automatically submitted for the 3rd District competition.

Local Award: $500.00


2019 winner Brynna Simone Boyd (center) with Brother Eric Kelly (left) and Brynna’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Boyd (right).

1st Scholarship: $5,000

2nd Scholarship: $3,000

3rd Scholarship: $2,000

4th Scholarship: $1,000

International scholarship winners will be announced on or about June 1, 2021.


The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application
through a Chapter of the Fraternity. Essays submitted via Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter are
limited to students living in and/or attending Fairfax Co. or and Arlington Co. Schools.

Contest Closes:
October 16, 2020

The essay must be entitled:

Learning about politics and life as a citizen is part of the transition to adulthood. During this stage, young people are introduced to political processes and issues, as well as, a range of political activities including voting and participation in social movements. Against the backdrop of the global “Black Lives Matter” movement, why is it even more important for young people to become and remain politically engaged?

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 essay may be copy & pasted or written in Microsoft Word and uploaded here (below), or emailed to psiaascholarship@gmail.com

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2020 HS Student Essay Information

2020 HS Student Essay Information

Student Info (Click)

High School Info (Click)

Brief Bio & Photo (Click)

Essay (Click)

Typing or copy/pasting your essay directly into the submission page is preferred. However, you also have the option to upload your essay.