On June 11, a ceremony was held at Taylor Funeral Home as members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of HBC Howard University, and the Uplift Foundation, awarded $8,000 in scholarships - $1,000 each for eight students with fantastic essay-writing skills. Students awarded were: Azayah Arnell Franklin, Alexis Hopkins, Besong Obenofunde, Janeyah Danielle Upshaw, Kyron Sanks, Dalton Goodson, Joseph Lee Lamb, and Carnelius Coppins.
The founders of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc recognized the importance of the intellect in all matters pertaining to the advancement of humankind. As such, they made scholarship the foremost of the Fraternity’s four Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. Scholarship is no side issue – it is an integral and deep-rooted component of the organization. Every member, every chapter, and every district of the Fraternity is dedicated to scholarship. Thus, the Omega Psi Phi Annual Scholarship Essay recognized and awards excellent future leaders today. Omega Psi Phi means “friendship is essential to the soul.”
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. members present at the ceremony were Committee Chair, Lamar Wagner; Prayer-Chaplin and Uplift Foundation President, Tony Taylor; Treasurer Larry Screws, and Bas Bro, Champ Fair.