Every year, Omicron Delta Kappa awards scholarships to more than 35 collegiate members to continue their education through graduate and professional study. These scholarships are intended to further the education of those members who have demonstrated success and leadership in scholarship, athletics, service, communications, and/or the arts, consistent with O∆K’s fundamental pillars: scholarship, service, integrity, character, and fellowship. We are also looking for those individuals who will use the skills acquired during their collegiate experience to make meaningful contributions to improve their communities and community members into the future.
The scholarship recipients are chosen by the Scholarship Review and Selection Committee, whose members are of diverse backgrounds. The committee reviews scholarship applications and selects recipients based on a number of factors designed to assist the committee in advancing the stated objectives.
Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $3,500. Collegiate members and alumni up to five years out of undergraduate school are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
The application process opened on December 1, 2020. Click here to apply.
If you are considering applying for a scholarship, we encourage you to read Chairman David A. Ellington’s letter here.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
To view all scholarship opportunities, see FY2021 ODK Scholarships.
To apply for an OΔK Scholarship, you must:
- Be an initiated member of Omicron Delta Kappa.
- Plan to, or be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate or professional program in the United States or abroad.
- Have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) on all academic work.
The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 1, 2021. The Scholarship Review and Selection Committee will select recipients by the end of May and notify all applicants of the decision. Scholarship funds are distributed directly to the graduate institution after July 1. Omicron Delta Kappa does require a certified letter of enrollment from graduate school advisor confirming enrollment. Additional details for acceptance will be sent directly to the recipients.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vice President for External Relations Katy Datz at (540) 458-5344 or [email protected]
*Note: If you receive an error message in trying to submit either a scholarship application or letter of recommendation, please email the attachment(s) to [email protected]