Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual International High School Essay Contest

$ 2000
1st Scholarship
$ 1000
2nd Scholarship
$ 1000
3rd Scholarship
$ 0
4th Scholarship

2021 Essay Title:

Promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship is an important way of creating new jobs and enhancing the labor market for the unemployed and other disadvantaged groups. In a post-COVID environment, why is it essential that young people change their mindset towards self-employment?

Eligibility & Rules

The Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application
through a Chapter of the Fraternity.

The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay
must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The type-written, double-spaced essay
may be submitted via postal service or email in Microsoft Word.

Submission Process

All submissions will be reviewed by your local Chapter (determined by your high school/home
address). Submissions will not be accepted after October 15, 2021. Do not change or shorten
the Essay Topic.

Rating Criteria

All local Chapters will assemble a review panel to assess submitted essays based on the following
criteria. Essays may earn a maximum rating of 100 points:

1. Development of Topic/Thesis: (30 possible points)
2. Progression: (20 possible points)
3. Readability: (25 possible points)
4. Grammar: (15 possible points)
5. Spelling: (5 possible points)
6. Punctuation: (5 possible points)

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