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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Members and Staff at Jim Hill Surprise Seniors with Scholarships

November 18, 2021

 Ashanti Knight  Jahliyah Readus  McKinley Washington
Ashanti Knight Jahliyah Readus McKinley Washington


The men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., who are employed at Jim Hill High School, raised funds to provide three book scholarships to seniors at the school totaling $1,000.  The surprise ceremony was held on November 17, 2021, the Omega’s Founder’s Day, at 10:00 a.m. on the front steps of Jim Hill High School.

Eleven students entered the scholarship contest. They were required to submit two essays, their current grade point average, and their ACT score. Out of the eleven scholars, three students were awarded book scholarships: Ashanti Knight, Jahliyah Readus, and McKinley Washington. I’m very excited that I won. I know that I can use this money to help me further my education at whatever college I choose to attend,” said scholarship recipient Jahliyah Readus. Each recipient was presented with the scholarship award by Frank Branch; Scholarship Chair for the Epsilon Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Dr. Michael Cormack, Deputy Superintendent.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college. It was founded on November 17, 1911, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Their cardinal principles are Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift.

MEDIA COVERAGE: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Founders Day Scholarships. 11/21.