Brutus "Skip" Wright III Memorial Scholarship
The Brutus "Skip" Wright Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Brutus "Skip" Wright III, who was a founding member of the Omicron chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated at Northeastern University in 1973. Unfortunately, Skip passed away in the summer of 1974. In honor of their dear brother, the members of the Omicron chapter decided to create the first black scholarship at Northeastern University.
Once the scholarship was established, Skip's parents, Shirley and Brutus Wright Sr., embraced the scholarship program and participated in many of the subsequent fundraising activities. Earlier fundraising events were held and planned by members of the Omicron chapter, skillfully led by J. Keith Motley and Shelley Stewart. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. has always supported organizations that make a difference in the lives of young people, particularly in academia. As this meets one of the fraternity's principal objectives, scholarship, the fraternity pledged to make a commitment to the scholarship. It is with great pride that Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. under the guidance of the 20th Grand Polaris, Karl Price, Esq., in conjunction with the board of directors of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, made a long-term commitment to contribute a total of $50,000 in 2011 ($10,000 annually) to the scholarship fund.
From 2012 to 2022, 29 scholarships were awarded to students with a GPA of at least 2.5 who have demonstrated citizenship, community service, and academic excellence at Northeastern. The John D. O’Bryant Institute is instrumental in its recommendations of scholarships recipients.
During celebration weekend registration, there will be an opportunity to make a gift to the scholarship. Gifts can also be made online at giving.northeastern.edu/live/profiles/642-brutus-skip-wright-memorial-scholarship. Checks can be made payable to Northeastern University and mailed to Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue – 110 300, Boston, MA 02115.
For more information about the scholarship, contact C. Hawkins at email@example.com.