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I’m A Winner “Adedire Ososanya” Scholarship

The Adedire Ososanya Memorial “I'm A Winner” Scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified and deserving Morgan State University freshman class member. The scholarship honors the memory of former Morgan State University student, Adedire Ososanya, who passed away at the age of 20 as the result of an automobile accident on December 17, 2015. Adedire was initiated a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, through Pi Chapter at Morgan State University just a few weeks before his untimely passing. Even with his unexpected passing, Adedire had already accomplished much and positively impacted others around the Morgan State University community. He was a junior maintaining a better than 3.0 grade point average majoring in business marketing in the prestigious Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. Even as he attended to his studies, Adedire maintained an active and positive presence on the Morgan State University campus to where his peers voted him not only “Mr. Sophomore,” but also “Mr. Junior” for Morgan State University. Ever striving to higher heights, Adedire also aspired to one day hold the honored title of “Mr. Morgan State University”. Adedire was an intelligent, loving and humble young man who exemplified leadership and service to his community in such humanitarian endeavors as Morgan State Ambassador, Social Action Chair and Photographer to name a few. Adedire lived a life that was consistent with the spirit of MANHOOD, SCHOLARSHIP, PERSEVERANCE and UPLIFT, which are the four Cardinal Principles of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Adedire Ososanya lived a life that was both positive and impactful, and this memorial scholarship serves to honor his memory.

Details for Scholarship

Deadline: 11:59 PM EST, August 6, 2018 (All required documents must be submitted by the deadline.)
Website: www.burstingwithpromise.org 
Amount: $1,000
Population: Morgan State University Freshman Class


  • Applicants must be enrolled and attending as a full-time student at Morgan State University in the academic classification of freshman in Fall 2018 to receive the award.
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) on an unweighted 4.0 GPA scale.
  • Applicants must provide 2 letters of Recommendations. Recommendations can be from an official of the current school, a community organization, a church or an employer.
  • Applicants must provide a resume that includes, at a minimum, information for any work experience in the last 4 years, education from high school to present, and any academic and service awards and honors received in the last 4 years.
  • Applicants must provide an original or certified copy of their official transcript issued by the school.

Qualifying Competitive Factors

  • Provide a 1000 word, double-spaced, font 12, Times New Roman, one-inch margins, typed essay response to one of the following topics, ensuring proper formatting, grammar and spelling.
  1. What arguments and recommendations would you present to your state and/or national legislators to support and help advance prevention programs and enforcement of laws against drinking and driving?
  2. Discuss a personal, professional or other hardship or challenge you have faced and how you have grown to be a better person from the experience. Include at least one example where your growth was apparent or you made a wise choice as a result of this experience.
  3. What solutions you would propose to improve or resolve one of the following issues: health care; gun violence; immigration; or political bipartisanship?


Scholarship Application for 2018

Applicant’s Name
Applicant’s Street Address
Applicant’s City, State, Zip Code
Applicant’s Telephone Number
Applicant’s Email Address
Applicant’s Parent/Guardian’s Name
Date of Graduation
Applicant’s GPA
Honors, Awards, and other achievements
Intended Field of Study
School, Community, Church, or Organization Activities

Please mail all scholarship packages to the following:
Bursting With Promise, Inc.
P.O. Box 1785
Bowie, MD 20717-1785

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Helping Students with Donations

Our scholarship program wouldn't be possible if not for the generosity of the people within our community. If you wish to help our hardworking students succeed, we are always looking for monetary donations to fill out our scholarships. Money isn't the only way you can help students in the area, with our school drives you can provide us with books and supplies for nearby elementary schools. Donations will be accepted through our website or in person, and, as a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible.

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