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Omega announces annual essay scholarship

The Omicron Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Fraternity, Inc., recently announced Omega’s annual International High School Essay Contest.

The essay contest is one of the annual mandated programs of the Fraternity’s Achievement Week Observance scheduled for Nov. 8-15.

The essay contest is a continuing commitment of Omega to provide students with financial resources to pay for college.

The contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors in the counties of Brunswick, Greensville, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Nottaway.

The local first place essay will receive a $1,000 scholarship; second and third place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively. The winning essay will be forwarded for inclusion into regional and hopefully, national competitions where scholarship awards may total up to $5,000.

Students may obtain a copy of the rules for the essay contest by contacting their high school principal or guidance counselor. The subject for the essay is:

“The U. S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by year 2045. How can we combat, prevent and/ or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?”

All essays must be postmarked and mailed to Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc., P. O. Box 155, Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868 or emailed no later than midnight, Oct. 18. Questions related to the essay contest should be directed to William Herrington at (434) 848-2803 or whh15@aol.