The ODL Chapter in conjunction with the ODL Foundation invites all qualified candidates to compete in this year’s competition for the Dr. Charles H. Wesley Scholarship.


The winning applicant(s) will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to support their educational journey at a four-year institution of their choosing.


Applications for consideration must be completed and returned by April 30, 2020

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The establishment of the scholarship was based on our need to encourage students of the Delaware Valley to finish high school and go on to attend college. Dr. Wesley was at the forefront of society in the field of education and the need to document our own history. He once remarked to Carter G. Woodson,

“Blacks need to write more about their own history.” Bro. Wesley has since departed us, but his spirit lives on in those to whom he dedicated the Alpha history book: “To the youth who march onward and upward towards the light…”


It was his belief in the youth and his legacy in the fields of education and history that inspired us to award scholarships in his name. Since its inception, the scholarship has been able to provide financial assistance to many young men in pursuit of academic success.

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