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                                **** Colonel Charles Young Scholarship 2017 ****

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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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.
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 5th, 2017:  
• 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 1000-1200 word well-organized and double-spaced typewritten essay.
The application form linked above provides instructions and reinforces the information displayed on this page.
Essay Subject: 

After completing two terms as our President, one of President Obama's major accomplishments is the passage of Affordable Care Act (ACA), aimed at making healthcare more affordable for all Americans. In a 1000 to 1200 word essay describe your knowledge of ACA and your understanding of how it has impacted access to healthcare. Also comment on whether or not going forward ACA should be: 1) improved and amended, or 2) repealed and replaced? Please elaborate on your selection.