Beta Omega Social Services founded its MGSP scholarship after the passing of Michael J. Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was a single father who deeply loved his daughter, Lauren. After Michael’s untimely death in October 1994, Beta Omega began the Michael J. Gilbert Scholarship Program (MGSP) to honor his commitment to Fatherhood and Scholarship. We awarded the first Michael J. Gilbert Scholarship (MGSP) to Lauren Nicole Gilbert in 1998. The MGSP has since grown into a funding opportunity for Washington, DC area students seeking additional funds for their higher education needs. Since the inception of the fund, we have provided numerous scholarships to deserving DC area students in pursuit of higher education. Applications will be available February 2019.