Since 1975, the Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships for higher education to both Zetas and Non-Zetas. The Foundation has processed hundreds of other scholarships, as a part of its Chapter Designated Scholarship Program, established in 1980. Under the program, local scholarships and fellowships are awarded by chapters throughout the country. The Foundation’s Scholarship Program is funded by support of its principal donor. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., through chapter tax and life member fees, by contributions and gift from members and chapters, by the Board of Manager’s contributions and fundraising, memorial scholarships, as well as fundraising at the Regional and State level. Endowments has been established for the foundation at the National level, Chapter level, and by the Board of Managers.
Centennial Scholarship In honor of the five founding members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, the Centennial International President of Zeta Phi Beta will award $100,000 scholarship each year to a new recipient, for five consecutive years beginning the sorority’s Centennial Anniversary year of 2020.
The award will be made to one deserving female high school senior to cover the educational cost up to and not to exceed $100,000 total. The award is targeted to honor a Title I school senior, who exhibits personal integrity and excellence through academic achievement and community involvement, and demonstrates a moderate to a significant need for financial assistance in attaining her educational goals. The recipient may complete her undergraduate studies in the field of her choice at an accredited four-year college or university of her choice.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated will conduct an international search to find and award the most worthy recipient of this award. The award recipients’ journey to Centennial will be chronicled from March 2020, award through June 2020, Centennial.
Eligibility Requirements General Eligibility: Must be a female senior student at a Title I high school or an International equivalent high school. Criteria:
Must be graduating in May (spring) of the award year and enrolling as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in the fall of the same year.
Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need.
Community service and involvement is a plus. Affiliation with any members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or any of its auxiliary organizations is not a requirement.
Due by January 16, 2020. Applications and support documents received after this date will not be considered for the award.