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                               **** Colonel Charles Young Scholarship 2019 ****

Download the application now!The Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter (LGG) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., in conjunction with The Uplift Foundation, is soliciting the participation of your college bound high school seniors in our annual Colonel Charles Young Memorial Scholarship Contest.

Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift are the cardinal principles upon which the fraternity was founded. In keeping with the cardinal principle of Scholarship, our annual scholarship contest promotes academic excellence and community service among college bound high school seniors. This year we will award financial scholarships to worthy college-bound students in our local community in need of financial assistance to attend college.

The Colonel Charles E. Young Scholarship Drive provides resources to the Uplift Foundation, 501(c) 3, with assistant from the Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. We award over $30,000 in scholarships annually to young men and women in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia areas to attend universities throughout the US.  Please support our youth by providing a tax deductible eligible donation to the Uplift Foundation today.



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Click the link below to download the application:
LGG 2019 Scholarship Application-HS-Student_EDITABLE PDF
(NOTE:  Use this form above to apply for the CCEY High School Scholarship application.

High School students interested in competing for the scholarships must provide the following postmarked (date stamped by the post office, no exceptions) information to the Scholarship Committee by April 22nd, 2019:  
• An official copy of their high school transcript with raised seal;
• A completed scholarship application and two letters of recommendation (enclosed);
• A signed and dated certification statement (enclosed); and
• A 800-1200 word well-organized and double-spaced typewritten essay on this year's topic.
The application form linked above provides instructions and reinforces the information displayed on this page.


The essay should flow with sound ideas and facts to support the position chosen and abide by the common principles of composition.  Quality of composition will be reflected in the final evaluation, especially as it adds to or detracts from the effectiveness of the essay. We want the essays to demonstrate the ability of the student to use research materials and, most importantly, to synthesize those thoughts and findings into an essay that is supported by your research.


The evaluation criteria the Scholarship Committee will use to judge the essays is attached as an enclosure.  It is advisable that you use this to guide the formation of your essay.

Essay Subject/Topic:   Students should write their essay on the following topic below:

Climate change has been one of the more visible National and International issues over the past decade. An overwhelming body of scientific evidence paints a clear picture: climate change is happening, it is caused in large part by human activity, and it will have many serious and potentially damaging effects in the decades ahead. Changes resulting from global warming may include rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps, as well as an increase in occurrence and severity of storms and other severe weather events.  In a paper, 800 to 1200 words, please:

  1. Explain why it is important to take climate change seriously.
  2. Research what is going on in the United States with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies, Department of Transportation (DOT) Policies, International Agreements and comment on the impact that these actions could have on climate change.

3.  In concluding identify things that you can do in your community to help in reducing the impact of climate change.

 (Citation from two periodicals as sources is required; incomplete packages will not be graded.)

It is our intent to recognize the winners of our scholarship at our Annual Patron Appreciation Cook-Out which will be held in the early August timeframe. The actual monetary award will be conferred to the winner in September once written proof of their enrollment in college is received. Note acceptance is not considered enrollment.


Please mail your completed scholarship packet to the following address:


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter

Attn.: Lawrence Shaw, Scholarship Committee Chair

P.O. Box 1787

Clinton, MD 20735


Applications must be postmarked or received by the Committee by April 22, 2019

Applicants will only be notified if you selected to receive one of our scholarships
. Notifications will be made in June 2019.


For continuing education scholarship consideration please download and complete the  application below.

Download 2019 Continuing Education Scholarship Application (Editable Adobe PDF)
(NOTE: Use this form to apply for the Chapter's Continuing Education Scholarship.  This form is reserved for those already enrolled in college seeking funds for continuing education.)

If you have further questions you may email the scholarship committee at any time using this address:, or contact me at 202.641.0424. during evening and weekend hours. 




Lawrence E. Shaw

Lawrence Shaw, MS, MBA,

U.S. Army, Lt. Colonel (Ret)

2019 Scholarship Committee Chairman