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Ashley Witherspoon Receives National Scholarship from Order of Omega

The scholarship recognizes only the top 5% of individuals in the fraternity and sorority community and supports their future academic endeavors.

Ashley Witherspoon
Ashley Witherspoon

Ashley Witherspoon (Science, Technology and Society ’22) was one of a select group of 109 dedicated student leaders from around the nation to receive a 2022 Order of the Omega scholarship.

Order of Omega is a Greek honorary organization recognizing only the top 5% of individuals in the Fraternity and Sorority Life community. The scholarship program was established to recognize academic achievements, participation and leadership in campus organizations, citizenship and service to Order of Omega and the campus community. Since 1985, Order of Omega has awarded over 1.5 million dollars in undergraduate scholarships. This year, the organization awarded 109 scholarships to deserving individuals from 70 campuses within the United States and Canada.  

Witherspoon earned an undergraduate degree in Science, Technology and Society (minor in Spanish) in May, and has since enrolled in graduate school at NC State to study physiology. As an undergraduate member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Witherspoon served as recording secretary for the Kappa Omicron chapter, special events co-chair for the National PanHellenic Council (NPHC) and president of Order of Omega. She was also the inaugural recipient of NPHC’s Community Impact Award.

“Scholarships are important for students because they allow us to be able to focus more directly on academics as well as the things that help build upon our future goals and aspirations,” Witherspoon said. “For me, this means I can spend more time doing research, excelling academically, volunteering and participating in extracurricular activities that interest me during my time in college.”

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