Scholarship and Fellowship Descriptions

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.

 

ZNEF Scholarships

The Foundation annually provides financial assistance to worthy students pursuing higher education both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. All scholarships are paid to the college or university and not directly to the student.

NEW!

Mildred Spicer West Scholarship – High Honors/Leadership

  • Available to students with exceptionally high academic GPA (3.5+) and exemplary leadership experience (school and/or community setting) documented by official transcripts, in letters of recommendation, and on application.
  • Awarded for full-time study for the academic year and may be renewed.
  • Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 payable to college or university.

Arizona Cleaver Stemons Scholarship – High School Seniors

  • Available to High School Seniors ONLY (Fall/Spring semester enrollment in 4 year college)
  • Awarded for full-time study for the academic year and may be renewed.
  • Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 payable to college or university.

General Undergraduate

Available to COLLEGE Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors continuing full-time study in proceeding Fall semester.

General Graduate

Available to graduate women working on a professional degree, masters, doctoral or enrolled in post-doctoral study. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Not to exceed $2,500 per year-paid directly to recipient.

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

S. Evelyn Lewis Memorial Medical Health Science Scholarship

Available to graduate or undergraduate young women enrolled in a program leading to a degree in medicine or health sciences. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 paid directly to the college or university. Proof of enrollment required.

Isabel M. Herson ~Scholarship in Education

Available to graduate or undergraduate level students enrolled in a degree program in either elementary or secondary education.  Award for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000. Proof of enrollment required.

Deborah Partridge Wolfe~ International Fellowship

Available to graduate or undergraduate United States students studying abroad and/or graduate or undergraduate foreign students studying within. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 paid directly to recipient. Documented proof of academic study and plan of program must be sent to the Scholarship Chairperson with signature of school administrator or Program Director.

The Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship

Available to graduate students pursuing a degree in anthropology or related fields. Award for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000. Proof of enrollment required.

Lullellia W. Harrison~ Counseling Scholarship

Available to graduate or undergraduate level students enrolled in a degree program in counseling. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (Fall-Spring). Amount varies from $500 to $1,000. Proof of enrollment required.

THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE ONLY OFFERED
TO MEMBERS OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED

Nancy B. Woolridge McGee~ Graduate Fellowship

Available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in an accredited college or university program. Applicant must have demonstrated scholarly distinction or unusual ability in her chosen field. Awarded for full-time study for the academic year (Fall-Spring) and may be renewed. Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 payable to college or university. Proof of enrollment required.

Mildred Carter Bradham~Social Work Fellowship

Available to members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. who are pursuing a graduate or professional degree in social work in an accredited college or university program. Awarded for full-time study for the academic year (Fall-Spring) and may be renewed.  Amount varies from $500 to $1,000 payable to the college or university of recipient’s choice. Documentation of academic study must be sent directly from the university to the Scholarship Chairperson.

 

Scholarship Application Procedure