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The Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship recognizes academic and benevolent achievement among young women of color, and supports continued success through the first year of college. The Alumnae Association of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated awards one scholarship recipient annually.


2014 APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MARCH 31st. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MAY 26th 2014
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 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants to the Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

 

1.       Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America.

2.  Must be a female student of color. Woman of color identifies with any of the following ethnic backgrounds: Hispanic/Latina, Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Black/African American.

3.       Must be a senior in high school or secondary school, graduating in May/June 2014.

4.       Must be entering an accredited 4-year college or university program as a first year student by the fall 2014 semester.

5.       Must have a minimum high school / secondary school academic average of 85, or 3.4 on a 4.0 GPA scale.

6.       Must have a minimum combined (math, writing, and critical reading) SAT score of 1800, or a minimum ACT Composite score of 24.

 

 

 

Meet the 2013 Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship Recipient

 

The Alumnae Association of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (OPBSI AA) is proud to announce Ms. Cheyenne Coote of Washington, DC has been selected as this year’s winner of the Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship.

Ms. Coote plans to major in Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the hopes of pursuing a career in communications or as a journalist.

As a student at the Holton-Arms School in Washington, D.C. Ms. Coote excelled academically with various Honors and Advanced Placement courses and an impressive Grade Point Average. Cheyenne’s strengths, however, lie in her verbal areas. Her ninth grade English teacher observed that in her writing, “Cheyenne’s strengths are her creativity, diction and astute analysis,” and that she regularly made “thoughtful and informed” contributions to class discussion. Her biology instructor noted Cheyenne’s “diligent preparation for class” and her history teach was impressed by her ability to develop a persuasive argument in class-essays and the “intensity with which she applied herself” to completing projects.

 

Cheyenne has also shown community involvement as a tutor for the Latino Student Fund, through participation in Holton’s Global Education program to Costa Rica and various leadership conferences.

 

The Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship recognizes academic and benevolent achievement among young women of color, and supports continued success through the first year of college. The OPBSI AA awards one scholarship recipient annually and as this year’s winner, Ms. Coote, will receive $1,000 towards the purchase of academic text books.








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