On Tuesday May 3rd, in keeping with one of our most cherished traditions, the Brothers of Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated honored and rewarded 29 Metro Atlanta high school scholars who are headed to college in the fall.
The annual Scholarship Banquet, held at Murrell’s Café @ ITC, was attended by over one hundred students, parents, mentors, Quettes, and Brothers. The Keynote Speaker, Brother Artesius Miller, founder and executive director of Utopian Academy for the Arts (a state approved charter school in Riverdale, GA), graduated from Morehouse thanks to the Gates Millennium Scholars Program. He is in the process of earning a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.
After having the scholars recite The Fraternity’s Cardinal Principles, Brother Miller used those tenets to provide practical advice.
Manhood: Remember, you’ll be on your own in college, with no one to wake you up for class.
Scholarship: Be well-rounded students. College is about more than academics.
Perseverance: Challenges are part of life. Push through the tough moments.
Uplift: Give back, help others, always mindful of the duty to “Lift as we climb”.
In addition to receiving certificates of achievement, each of the students was awarded a $1,000-dollar stipend. In his closing remarks, our Basileus, Brother Dominic S. Thurston, Sr., noted that Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, has chapters on hundreds of college campuses, then added “We’d like a return on our investment”.