Improving life outcomes through mentoring programs and scholarships for youth in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties

(left to right) Therison B, Nicolas W, Jeremiah P, Reginald D, Eric W, Gregory M, Mark H, Ronnie D, Emmanuel E and Adonis L.

Since 2001, we have awarded college scholarships to 82 graduating high school students, amounting to over $300,000. Our scholars have maintained an impressive 88% graduation rate.  In 2022, we anticipate awarding twenty-eight (28) scholarships totaling $42,000 (new and renewed awards).

Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need and other relevant factors. Each award is $1,500 and may be renewed for up to three consecutive additional years—for a total award of four (4) years. The scholarships are awarded in recognition of four Members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. who dedicate or dedicated their lives to education and outstanding achievement:

William A. McGill (1923–2008), John H. Williams (1918–2019),
Sidney L. Moore (1932–2008) and Dr. Clarence B. Vaughn (1928–2021).
Patrick B. Boswoth (1966-2018) and Benjamin Dirden (- 2022)

Eligible applicants include African-American male seniors who attend a high school in Southeast Michigan (Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland & Macomb counties); and

  • Plan to attend an accredited 4-year College or University, beginning Fall Semester 2024.
  • Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate good character and possess evidence of leadership abilities.
  • Qualified students with documented financial need will receive higher funding priority.

Family members of SMOFI Board of Directors are not eligible for scholarship awards. See 2022 SMOFI application for guidelines and complete details.

This year’s completed application package must be E-mailed by April 8, 2024.

Click here to download the scholarship application and guidelines. (We highly recommend saving the PDF to take advantage of the fill-in-form option).  Please click here to download the scholarship disbursement details. (In Firefox, the file will be downloaded to the Download folder.)


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