Offering Undergraduate Scholarships Since 1985

Order of Omega has awarded almost $2 million in undergraduate scholarships since 1985. In addition, Order of Omega awards graduate fellowship grants to master’s and doctoral students enrolled in higher education programs or related fields.

Below are the FAQs about the undergraduate scholarship program.  You may also email Order of Omega International Vice President Reatha Cox to learn more.


Details About Scholarship Applications

Order of Omega undergraduate scholarship awards range between $300 to $2,000 every year.

Successful scholarship applicants must display leadership and service to their:

  • Order of Omega chapter
  • Sorority and Fraternity Community
  • Campus Community
$60,000 awarded in undergraduate scholarships annually.

Number of Applicants

Before submitting an application, please make sure you are one of the three (3) eligible members selected by your Order of Omega chapter to apply for a scholarship.

Each chapter that is in good standing with the headquarters can submit up to three (3) scholarship applicants.

FAQs About Scholarship Applications

I want to apply for the scholarship, but the Order of Omega chapter I belong to is not very active. Does my application need to go through our chapter's advisor, or can I directly submit it to the Order of Omega headquarters?

Order of Omega Scholarship applications require the Order of Omega Advisor approval. Please contact the advisor’s supervisor if you are having an issue contacting the advisor. Note: If the Order of Omega chapter is officially inactive and not in good standing, no applications will be accepted.

Our chapter is currently not in good standing with the Order of Omega headquarters, and I want to apply for the Order of Omega's scholarship. What can I do?

We reserve the privilege of applying for our scholarship for chapters that are in good standing with the headquarters. Please get in touch with the headquarters or your regional chapter director to let us help you reestablish your chapter or fulfill the requirements to achieve good standing status. An Order of Omega chapter can submit scholarship applications again after accomplishing all the requirements.

Can my fraternity or sorority chapter advisor approve my scholarship submission instead of the campus fraternity or sorority advisor?

Order of Omega advisors must approve the scholarship submission. The following officers cannot fulfill this approval requirement:

Chapter Advisors

House Corporation Presidents

Other Local Chapter Advisors

Can we obtain official transcript(s) directly from the university via email?

Yes, as long as it is sent through a secured link or a direct email from the registrar.

Are newly initiated members eligible to apply for the Order of Omega's scholarship?

All Order of Omega members, who are in good standing with the organization, are qualified to apply for our scholarship. We also offer grants to members with the potential to meet the criteria of service and leadership to the following:

  • Order of Omega
  • Fraternity or Sorority Community
  • Campus Community

Order of Omega chapters should establish scholarship guidelines to facilitate the scholarship application process.

Does the scholarship apply towards tuition only, or can it also be used to pay for room/board, books, fees, and so forth?

Order of Omega offers scholarship funds to defray college expenses. We send all scholarship disbursements directly to the students.

Latest Scholarship Application Updates and Reminders

The scholarship application period for 2024 is now open. The deadline is Friday, March 8, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CST. NOTE: Our scholarship program is open for applications every spring semester.

Each Order of Omega chapter can nominate up to three (3) members to apply for a scholarship. Members should ensure they are one of these three (3) members that their chapter has cleared to apply.

Our Scholarships

Parker F. Enright Scholarship ($750)

Order of Omega established this scholarship to honor Order of Omega’s founding advisor. Mr. Enright, the fraternity advisor at the University of Miami at the time, who served as the Executive Director of Order of Omega from 1959 to 1964.

Patrick W. Halloran Scholarship ($500)

This scholarship was established to honor Mr. Dean Patrick W. Halloran, who assumed the role of advisor after Mr. Enright’s departure from the University of Miami. He served as Executive Director of Order of Omega from 1964 to 1971.

Kent L. Gardner Scholarship ($300)

We started awarding the Dr. Kent L. Gardner Scholarship in 1999 to recognize Dr. Gardner’s service to our organization. Dr. Gardner was the former vice president of student affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington and Order of Omega’s Executive Director from 1971 to 2013.

Dr. Gardner’s service to our organization spans over 40 years, and he currently serves as the Executive Director Emeritus. During his tenure as Executive Director, he established our scholarship and fellowship program. The undergraduate scholarship program has grown from $5,000 awarded in 1985 to over $60,000 awarded annually to:

Outstanding Undergraduate Greek Leaders

Graduate Students

Professionals Pursuing Doctoral Degrees

2023 top Order of Omega scholarship award recipients

Founders Award Scholarship ($1,000)

This scholarship was established in 2009 to celebrate our milestone of awarding $1 million in undergraduate scholarships.

Daisy Wood Scholarship ($2,000)

Established in 2014, we started offering the Daisy Wood Scholarship to honor a long-time Order of Omega Board of Directors member, Daisy Wood. A proud lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Daisy was a former president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and served Order of Omega from 1994 to 2014. The Daisy Wood Scholarship is worth $2,000, and we award it to the top scholarship recipient.

Contact Us Today

Contact us today to learn more about our scholarships and other programs. Our goal is to help alleviate our student members’ educational expenses.