Scholarships

The Rho Eta Omega Chapter has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to students in our community.

2021 Scholarship Program is complete!

Rho Eta Omega Chapter offers two scholarships

1. Annie Henderson Wood was a charter member of Rho Eta Omega Chapter. Professionally, she was  employed by the Richmond Public Schools where she worked as a Media Specialist. Through this career, she dedicated her life to educating youngsters and encouraging them to learn to read and enjoy it. Wood was an inspiration and a role model for all her students, inspiring them to reach their highest potential.

Eligibility Criteria for the next scholarship cycle


The applicant MUST:
  • Be an African-American male or female high school senior who graduated in the Winter of 2021 or will graduate in the Spring of 2022.
  • Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Be a resident of and attend a high school in the Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico or Richmond School Systems.
  • Plan to enroll full time in a vocational/technical school, a two-year college or four-year college/university for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2.  Margie Chrichlow Smith was the first president of Rho Eta Omega Chapter chartered on May 21, 1988. Under her leadership our first signature program, “Project YES” which stood for Youth Enrichment Services was implemented. This program served youths in grades five through eleven. It evolved into another signature program called “Ride for Knowledge”, where high school students were introduced to Historically Black Colleges and Universities first through various pre-college seminars and finally via a bus tour of various HBCUs. We celebrate her leadership by offering this scholarship. 

Eligibility Criteria for the next scholarship cycle


The applicant MUST:
  • Be an African-American male or female high school senior who graduated in the Winter of 2021 or will graduate in the Spring of 2022. 
  • Have a 2.5 – 2.99 cumulative grade point average. 
  • Be a resident of and attend a high school in the Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent or Richmond School Systems. 
  • Plan to enroll full time in a vocational/technical school or a two-year college for the 2021-2022 academic year.
For additional information regarding our scholarship program, email us aScholarship@reoaka.org.