The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is designed to equip minority male youth with a path to success by providing them exposure to positive role models and diverse cultural and educational experiences such as college tours, etiquette workshops, and career-training resources. Eligible applicants must have been in the chapter since freshmen year, and must maintain continuous membership in the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project until graduation (i.e., 10th, 11th, and 12th grade). Applicants must also have a 3.5 GPA. Each minority male student will graduate from high school, go to college, vocational school or the military and be positioned to become a contributing and self-sustaining member of society. Dollar amounts for this scholarship will vary.
The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project is a dropout prevention, mentoring program committed to closing the minority male achievement (access) gap by guiding minority male students along a carefully charted path through grades K-12 and college or ensuring the attainment of other post-secondary credentials, and increasing their employability in higher wage, high skills jobs within high demand industries.