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

As part of our Education program, OZS supports the furthering of youth education beyond K-12 and encourage students to pursue advanced education within colleges and universities across the U.S.  To that end, we offer academic scholarships to qualified African-American High-School Senior Boys in assisting them in achieving their goals and following their dreams. 

Our scholarships are awarded through our annual scholarship competition.  To learn more about our scholarship competition and apply for one of the OZS-sponsored scholarships, please click on the link below to access scholarship materials.

Application Submission Deadline: May 11, 2018


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.

Embracing our Youth
Embracing Our Youth
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