Scholarship Application 2023

Bernie L. Bates Memorial Scholarship


Awarding more than $15,000 in scholarships

Psi Alpha Alpha
Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. appreciates your interest and invites your participation in our scholarship program. It is critical that you follow all instructions, provide all requested information, and return your completed application via this website or email address (below) by March 4, 2023. Applications that are not in our possession or not postmarked by the deadline will not be considered for review and are automatically disqualified. Applicants must be a resident of Fairfax County or Arlington County, Virginia.   You must be a college-bound high school senior to apply.

All applicants should be interviewed on either March 25th, March 26th, or April 1st, 2023. Interview locations and further coordination will be announced later.

For all our prospective scholarship recipients, it is highly recommended that you attend our Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony in your honor   (date, time, format, and location TBD). This will allow us the opportunity to personally honor your achievements in the presence of your parents and our chapter members.

Please direct questions to Dr. Brandon Nzekwe (psiaascholarship@gmail).

We commend your interest in our scholarship program. As you prepare for your collegiate career, we encourage you to take advantage of every potential opportunity to ensure your future success.

Dr. Brandon Nzekwe
Scholarship Committee Chairman

Download the application here to prepare your answers. Please submit or upload your completed application via this page (preferred) or via email to Please Register (opens in a new tab) on the site FIRST, then login to allow your application to be saved prior to submission. If these options are not feasible, you can mail your completed application, to the address below.

Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Bernie L. Bates Memorial Scholarship
c/o Brandon Nzekwe
P.O. Box 30876
Alexandria, Virginia 22310-0876

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Applicant's Info


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Mother's Info (click)

Academic Info (click)

List of Colleges and Universities Applied

Resume (click)

Faculty/Community Member Letters of Recommendation (click)

Provide the Name, Address, and Telephone Number of two (2) persons; (one (1) of these letters must be Faculty members at your school who will write a Letter of Recommendation for you. These two Letters of Recommendations must accompany this application in order to be considered for this scholarship award.

Certification (click)

Personal Essay (click)

Please state your purpose for applying for this scholarship. Indicate your perception as to how this scholarship from the Fraternity can assist you in achieving your career goals. In the process, please provide details on your background, motivation, and specific personal, family or other circumstances that make it important for you to receive this financial assistance. Please provide your response between 500 and 750 typewritten words.
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