The Education program developed from the Fraternity’s traditional emphasis on education academic achievement as an ingredient for success. During the 1945 Conclave in St. Louis, Missouri, the Fraternity engaged in a restructuring of its programming, leading to the birth of Education as an International program. The program focuses on providing a variety of services to alumni and collegiate members of the Fraternity, which in turn translates to services to local communities. In-house programs include providing scholarships, conferences, college fairs, mentoring and tutoring at local, regional and national levels. Outward programs include:
Advocacy For Education
The priority is to assure that equal educational opportunities exist for all citizens. Education is one of our foundational principles and chapters advocates on both the levels, collegiate and Alumni. This includes activities such as:
  • Respond to Code Blue Alerts on educational opportunities
  • Participate in educational forums and panels
  • Correspond with political officials about educational initiatives
  • Review national/local publications about educational initiatives
Scholarship is one of the three guiding principles of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. The opportunity to enhance one’s future through educational opportunities is a requirement of all


The scholarship component is designed to have Phi Beta Sigma grow its impact in the area of assisting (preferably) African American men to cover the cost of education at both the high school and college levels through the awarding of scholarships at both levels.
The Adopt-A-School component is designed to increase male presence in the schools in your community. The effort is a component that includes value-added activities, to build student literacy and accrue educational service hours and a greater presence in schools. Activities include:
  • Reading Days
  • Promote Literacy (Spelling Bees, Essay Contests, etc.)
  • Math and Problem-Solving Competitions
  • STEM Related Experiences and Projects