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 " Burtel N. Forrest High School Essay Contest"  

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc
High School Essay Contest

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

Contest Closes: November 15, 2021



  • The essay must be entitled:

“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-employment͍"

  • 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  

Mailing Address:

Alpha Nu Chapter

PO Box 793

Norwalk, CT 06856


Please note that your submission provides an opportunity to receive three separate awards:  

  • International Award

  • District Award

  • Local Chapter Award


The Alpha Nu Chapter has renamed our Essay Contest the  " Burtel N. Forrest High School Essay Contest"  

The late Brother Burtel N. Forrest was a Life Member of our Fraternity who believed deeply in education and in our doing all that we can to be of assistance to and encourage our young people in the pursuit of education.  

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