The Scholarship Program is one of Omega Psi Phi’s mandated programs promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters provide financial assistance to student members and non-members in their respective communities.

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 one 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 this organization. Every member, Chapter, and District of the Fraternity is dedicated to Scholarship. Thus, the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Commission (CRDMSC) was formed to give international recognition to future leaders of society and to foster scholastic achievement in the Fraternity.

Funding for all scholarship and grants is provided each year through a generous donation by the Omega Life Membership Foundation, Inc. (

Deadline for the Third District 3 March 2017.

The Scholarship Committee is now accepting Graduate and Undergraduate applications. The Scholarship Committee is encouraging all applicants to use this link to review the scholarship and grant guidelines for eligibility and complete an application packet to include a typed application, official transcripts and three reference letters. Current 2016 Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Commission application and guidelines can be obtained at

Scholarship Update for February 2016

District Scholarship Chair
Brother Gary Powell

District Scholarship Co-Chair
Brother Jerome (Duke) Haggins

Thank you for your continued support and donations to the Third District Scholarships..

District Scholarship Committee

Members: Brothers Greg Reid, Jerome “Duke” Haggins, Jessie Jones, Mark W. Robinson and Lee Bennett

Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship Awardees

April 17, 2015

Brothers of the Third District:

On behalf of the Third District Scholarship Committee, the Third District Representative, and the Third District Talent Hunt and Scholarship Foundation it is my honor to announce the undergraduate and graduate brothers selected to receive Third District Scholarship Awards for 2015.

Third District Scholar of the Year

Wayne E. Pollard III – Alpha Chapter

Third District Undergraduate Scholarships

Derek Fitzgerald – Alpha Chapter

Ian Cruickshank – Alpha Chapter

Jeffrey Matthews – Beta Delta Delta

Cecil White – Lambda Zeta

Seth Robertson – Eta Delta Delta

– (Pending Picture) –

Justin Wimberly – Gamma Epsilon

2015 Scholarship Winners 2

Third District Graduate Scholarships

Kenneth Mitchell – Alpha Omega

Reginald Chounoune – Kappa Psi

Daniel Harris – Alpha Omega

Maurice Smith – Lambda Nu

Shaughnn Muller – Kappa Psi

Committee recommended the following candidates for International Awards:

Wayne E. Pollard III – District Scholar of the Year/International Scholar of the Year ($6,500 – $10,000)

Kenneth Mitchell – H. Carl Moultrie I Legal Student Scholar Award ($5,000)

Reginald Chounoune – W. Montague Cobb Medical Student Scholarship Award ($5,000)

Ian Cruickshank – Grand Basileus Award ($5,000)

Daniel Harris – George E. Meares Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)

Justin Wimberly – Undergraduate Founders’ Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)

Maurice Smith – Graduate Founders’ Memorial Scholarship ($5,000)

Cecil White – Herman S. Dreer Scholarship ($5,000)

Derek Fitzgerald – Ronald McNair Scientific Achievement Award ($6,000)

Jeffrey Matthews – Undergraduate Scholarship Grant ($4,000)

Shaughnn Miller – Graduate Scholarship Grant ($4,000)


Brother Lee J. Bennett Jr.