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2017/2018 Iota Phi Foundation Scholarship


Iota phi foundation of Pittsburgh

scholarship program


The Program

The Iota Phi Foundation of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that the Iota Phi Foundation Scholarship Fund will provide five (5) $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-18 academic school year to deserving African-American high school graduating seniors who demonstrate academic excellence. These scholarships are merit based.   



To be eligible to apply for the Iota Phi Foundation Scholarship, the student must –

  • Be a United States citizen,
  • Be a resident of Pittsburgh or the surrounding area for at least one year prior to entering a post-secondary institution.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Be a high school senior planning to enroll in a full-time accredited post-secondary institution.**


    ** Approved accredited institutions are defined as Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary two- or four-year colleges or universities, vocational, or technical schools in the United States.



Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with the following required documents to the Iota Phi Foundation PO Box 99274 Pittsburgh, PA 15233.


Student must submit the following:

  • A 500 word typed essay on “What actions can you take to promote social justice & embrace diversity of all people ”
  • Letter of recommendation from your teacher or counselor.
  • Official transcript of grades



    The application and all required supporting documents (transcript, letter of recommendation and essay) must be mailed IN ONE ENVELOPE and received by October 14, 2017. No exceptions! Materials sent separately will not be considered. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the Iota Phi Foundation Scholarship Committee.


Selection of Recipients

All scholarship finalists must be present for personal interview October 28, 2017 at the DHS Building 1 Smithfield St Pittsburgh, PA 15222, downtown.  Finalist will be notified of the specific time. The committee will contact all winners by November 1, 2017.  All awardees must be present for the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Annual Achievement Week Formal Dinner November 18, 2017.


Award Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship payments are made in two $1000.00 installments (September and February) through a partnership with Iota Phi Foundation and NEED.  The check is mailed to each recipient's school address and is made payable to the school for the student.  This is a one-time only award and not renewable.



Awardees are required to notify Iota Phi Foundation of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information.  Failure to notify Iota Phi Foundation in a timely manner of any of these changes may result in the forfeit or delay of an award.




All materials must be received by October 14, 2017 to:

Iota Phi Scholarship Committee c/o Kenneth Minefield PO Box 99274 Pittsburgh, PA 1523


type or print all information except signatures

application deadline October 14, 2017

Applicant data


Last Name_____________________________ First Name ______________________________ Middle Initial_______

Permanent Home Mailing Address __________________________________________________ Apt#_____________


City ____________________________________________________________ State__________ Zip Code___________


Home Phone (____)______________ Cell (_____)_______________ E-Mail address ___________________________


Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) _____________________

High School Name_________________________________________ Graduation Date _______________


Name of up to three colleges you plan to attend for the 2018-19 academic year.


Use official school name, not an abbreviation.


Place a checkmark below indicating whether the program is 4-years, or a 2-year community or junior college, or a vocational or technical school. Also indicate whether you will be enrolled as a Full-time or Part-time student.

4 yr.

2 yr.

Voc/Tech School

Full Time

Part Time


Name ________________________________________________________


City ___________________________________________State___________








Name ________________________________________________________


City ___________________________________________State___________








Name ________________________________________________________


City ___________________________________________State___________








Applicant’s Signature________________________________________________  Date___________             


Parent’s Signature (if applicant is under 18)_______________________________________________Date___________


All materials must be received by October 14, 2017 to:

Iota Phi Scholarship Committee c/o Kenneth Minefield PO Box 99274 Pittsburgh, PA 15233


Check List of Required Materials


  • qStudent Application
  • qOfficial High School Transcript
  • qLetter of Recommendation from Teacher or Counselor
  • qSAT and/or ACT Scores
  • q500 Word Typed Essay