Black Genesis Essay Scholarship 

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men, founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Our fraternity seeks to serve our world community through “Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind”. Notable members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. include Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Justice Thurgood Marshall, Duke Ellington, and Ambassador Andrew Young. The Nu Beta chapter was chartered on Sunday, May 22nd, 1977 on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. by fifteen intelligent Black men we affectionately refer to as Black Genesis. In celebration of our charter members and in conjunction with our mission to promote academic excellence, we are proud to extend to you the opportunity to apply for our Black Genesis Scholarship. The scholarship of $500 will be awarded to two deserving High School Seniors in the Washington Metropolitan area aimed at supplementing the cost of attending a four year college or university.   

For consideration please submit the following:
*Completed Application must be submitted no later than January 19, 2014 at 11:59pm. Applications may also be submitted to Scholarship winners will be announced Saturday February 1, 2014 at Nu Beta's 17th Annual Step Your Game Up Step Show.
**Letter of recommendation and current high school transcripts must be postmarked no later than January 17th, 2013 and mailed to:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Nu Beta Chapter
2127 G Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20037

  1. Completed Application*
  2. Two completed essay responses*
  3. List of activities, honors, awards, and community involvement (1 Page Maximum)*
  4. One letter of recommendation**
  5. Current high school transcript**
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Essay Question #1: In 500 words or less, how would you describe yourself? (Answer Below)
Essay Question #2: W.EB. Dubois wrote “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line,--the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” In 500 words or less, explain what is the problem of the 21st century and how you will use your education to solve it. (Answer below).