The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Beta Zeta Chapter is accepting applications for its scholarship to be awarded to a female graduating high school senior from an area high school. This $1,000 award is a one- time recognition of the community service and academic success accomplished by the student during her high school years.
After the successful applicant provides proof of college acceptance and enrollment, the scholarship will be awarded in the Fall of 2021.
The scholarship application deadline is 11:59pm, April 16, 2021. Incomplete applications submitted will not be considered.
Completed applications will be reviewed in May 2021 and awardees will be notified by May 31, 2021.
ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS:
Must be a resident of Hampton or Newport News, Virginia
Must be a female graduating senior of a Hampton or Newport News high school
Must have applied to a 4-year institution. Scholarship award contingent upon enrollment.
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Application Contents and Evaluation Scale:
Components of application will be weighted as follows:
Documented Community Service: 30%
Letter(s) from the organization(s)
Evidence of Financial Need 20%
Adjusted gross income from current tax return (IRS Form 1040 - line 37)
Unusual circumstances (brief description, e.g. family medical expenses)
Essay (one typed page, single-spaced) 20%
Topic: How My Community Service Has Helped Others and Me
Two Letters of Recommendation (In addition to letters required to document
community service) 10%
From teacher, counselor, minister, etc.
Academic Achievement (GPA): Applicant’s official transcript 15%
Organization and Thoroughness of Application 5%
Application packets should be sent to: Scholarship Committee
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Post Office Box 2636
Newport News, VA 23609
For submissions please download application package here.