The founders of Phi Beta Sigma were all educators in their own right. The genesis of the Education Program lies in the traditional emphasis that the fraternity places on Education. During the 1945 conclave in St. Louis, Missouri, the fraternity underwent a constitution restructuring which led to the birth of the Education as a National Program.

The National Program of Education focuses on programming and services to graduate and undergraduates in the fraternity. Programs such as scholarships, lectures, college fairs, mentoring, and tutoring enhance this program on local, regional and national levels.

Project S.E.T. (Sigma Education Time) is focused on increasing grade point averages and graduation rates of collegiates throughout the nation. The program aims to help with job readiness, choosing a career path (3-5 year outlook), interviewing techniques, negotiating and entrepreneurship.

The Sigma Beta Club provides mentoring, guidance, educational tutorial assistance and advise to young men between ages 6 to 18. Created in 1950, it was the first youth auxiliary group of any of the National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations.

Blue Wellness Foundation Scholarship

The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Zeta Sigma (OZS) Chapter will be accepting applications for the 2021 Omicron Zeta Sigma (OZS) Chapter Scholarship.  This Scholarship application is open to all young men graduating from a Prince William County High Schools in June 2021.  Last year, we awarded $8,000 in scholarships.  2021 monetary amounts will be announced in the very near future.  

The application and each of its components must be completed, submitted, and received by March 29th, 2021. Each candidate must submit, in addition to the signed Personal Data forms, his:

  1. “Secondary School Transcript” documenting the cumulative grade point average (GPA) through the 2019 – 2020 (11th grade) school year and the ACT and/or SAT scores.
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from high school personnel and one (1) letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to the applicant’s community service involvement.
  3. One (1) five-hundred (500) word essay answering the thesis question "How will my education impact my service to my community?"
  4. One (1) official (photocopy is acceptable) letter of acceptance/admittance from the chosen college or university.

Students’ applications for the 2021 Omicron Zeta Sigma Scholarship will be assessed using the following Standards for Selection: Education aspiration, potential, financial need, commitment to community service, 2.5 minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), motivation, attitude, dependability, responsibility, and leadership qualities.

The students who are awarded the scholarships will be notified no later than April 23rd, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact the Omicron Zeta Sigma Chapter Scholarship Committee by e-mail:

Click the button below to complete your scholarship application online!


OZS participates in a number of education activities as part of its Education program.

Check out photos of some of those activities below (refresh the page to see different thumbnail photos or click one of the thumbnail photos to see a larger view.).  To see more photos, visit our OZS Photo Gallery.

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