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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. 



  • 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)

  • Applicant’s resumé


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. 



The scholarship recipient will be notified on April 16, 2020.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact

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