Rise Up! Creative Arts for Social Action Scholarships of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Xi Zeta Chapter
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Tau Xi Zeta Chapter of Forest Park is a 501(c)(3) organization with four founding principles; Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Through scholarships and workshops, the ladies of Tau Xi Zeta assist local graduating high school students to pursue their goals of attending college. We recognize that writing essays, requesting transcripts and filling out various applications without any way to track your progress is an outdated way of applying for scholarships. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is looking for a new class of innovators willing and knowledgeable about new ways of gaining access to scholarships. We have two scholarships employing an innovative application process.
Poetry/Spoken Word Scholarship
To honor the artist in so many of us, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Tau Xi Zeta Chapter of Forest Park Illinois, is offering a poetry and spoken word scholarship. Each year this scholarship focuses on a theme that rises to the surface of importance nationally and/or globally. To acknowledge the struggle so many go through on a daily basis and the fight many continue for equality, this year’s theme is Social Justice and Activism. Bring awareness through artistry and elicit with words. Through artistry emotions are expressed, passions are ignited and wounds can be healed.
This scholarship, presented since 2017, is open to graduating high school students in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of Illinois. Applications for a scholarship of $1000, is awarded once per year, and due by April 15, 2019. Poetry and Spoken word submissions should be recorded (no longer than 10 minutes) and saved via youtube.com or vimeo.com with link to recording included on application which is accessible on tauxizeta.org/scholarship. Please submit written transcript of your poetry/spoken word attached to the short online application.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Tau Xi Zeta Chapter of Forest Park Illinois is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovators with our inaugural STEM scholarship. This year’s applicant submissions should focus on the theme of social justice and activism. Show us how you would engage and change the world from a social justice and activism perspective with a prospectus, invention, algorithm, APP or STEM related innovation.
“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world...”
— Barack Obama, former president of the United States on STEM education
This scholarship is open to graduating high school students in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of Illinois. Applications for a scholarship of $1000 is awarded once per year, and are due by April 15, 2019. STEM submissions should be recorded (no longer than 10 minutes) and saved via youtube.com or vimeo.com with link to recording included on application which is accessible on tauxizeta.org/scholarship. Please be prepared to submit written transcript of your video upon request.
*Application must be submitted by April 15, 2019 at 11:59pm.