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:
- Explain why it is important to take climate change seriously.
- 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.
CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP (CES) OPPORTUNITY
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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