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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.


Open Period: July 6, 2020 (No applications will be accepted prior to open period.)
: 11:59 PM EST, August 6, 2020 (All required documents must be submitted by the deadline.) - Extension - 11:59 PM EST August 20, 2020

Website:  www.burstingwithpromise.org
Email: info@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 2020 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 in a sealed envelope.
  • Applicants must participate in the "Pay It Forward AmazonSmile Campaign".

Qualifying Competitive Factors FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. 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.
  2. How has the recent COVID-19 pandemic impacted you? If you were able to make a recommendation to Congress to help alleviate the hardship within your community caused by the pandemic, what would you suggest?
  3. Tell us about yourself? (Please speak on your Goals, Personality, and Vision)
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? How will this impact your legacy? (Please explain why it does/does not impact your legacy)
  5. If you could implement an initiative that would positively impact your community, what would it be?

Scholarship Application for 2020

The scholarship application has been updated to a fillable form on 7-27-2020.
Please email info@burstingwithpromise.org once application has been mailed.


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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