On January 16, 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University by five visionary women who dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization based on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.
In furtherance of the mission of our founders, Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter is seeking applicants for our scholarship awards. We will award one (1) Lena Tolliver Scholarship in the amount of two thousand twenty dollars ($2,020.00), and up to four (4) additional book scholarships. Each scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior in Charles County.
The purpose of the Phi Alpha Zeta Annual Scholarship Program is to recognize and honor an outstanding young woman who intends to further her education at a four-year accredited college or university.
To qualify for the Phi Alpha Zeta Scholarship award, the student must be in their senior year of high school, complete all application forms, including the supporting materials, and submit them by February 15th. Only one application is to be submitted and applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Applications must be typed and the eligibility criteria must be strictly followed. Failure to follow the criteria will automatically disqualify the applicant.
Each applicant must:
1. Be a graduating, female senior enrolled in a public/chartered high school located in Charles County, Maryland.
2. Possess a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher based on a 4.0 scale.
3. Be accepted for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university and provide proof of acceptance.
1. Applicant must submit an official high school transcript.
2. Applicant must submit two (2) letters of recommendation. One must be from a teacher or counselor.
3. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a Student Aid Report (SAR).
4. Applicant must demonstrate community service by documenting contributions made in both school and the community, and/or by participating in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority programs.
5. Provide an original essay between 250 and 500 words on one of the following three topics, including the topic in the header:
a. Who has most influenced your academic journey and how?
b. In what ways have you demonstrated a commitment to community service?
c. Describe your future plans and how your college education will support you in achieving your goals.
6. Upload the following documentation:
a. Complete, signed, and dated application
b. Official transcript
c. Student Aid Report
d. Letter of acceptance into an accredited four-year college or university
e. Two letters of recommendation (including one from a teacher or counselor)
7. Please proofread your application package prior to submission.
8. All application submissions must be electronic.
8. All completed application packages must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 20, 2022.