The John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute proudly administers the Brutus “Skip” Wright III Memorial Scholarship Fund awards, which recognizes student demonstrated citizenship, community service and academic excellence. The scholarship awards typically range from $1,000 to $5000 and emergency support (books, supplies, travel, etc.) is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The Brutus “Skip” Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in honor and memory of Brutus “Skip” Wright a founding member of Omicron Chapter of Iota Phi Theta, Incorporated, and Northeastern University’s first black fraternity chapter.  The scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated citizenship, community service and academic excellence while at Northeastern University.  In addition to meeting the general stipulations of the scholarship, students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate Northeastern student
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must not be on any form of university probation

Please complete the application in its entirety and have it faxed or postmarked by October 19, 2017. As you will see, you are required to submit a recommendation from a faculty or staff member, either electronically or by hand to the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute. Additionally, please print out the Waiver for Release of Information and also fax or turn it into the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute with a completed signature no later than October 19, 2017.

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