The principle of Scholarship is one the sorority endorses to facilitate the ideals of scholarly pursuits and academic excellence.
Local Scholarship Efforts
In the fall of 2009 Upsilon Mu Zeta Chapter instituted the Annual College Book Stipend Award for graduating seniors who attended a high school in the River Parishes Area. College book stipends were awarded in Fall 2009 to a Dillard University freshman and Fall 2010 to a Howard University freshman. Applications will be distributed to school counselors each January. Students can request a College Book Stipend Award package by completing the form on the website.
United Negro College Fund Run/Walk
Since 2005, Upsilon Mu Zeta Chapter has supported The United Negro College Fund (UNCF Fund Run) with financial assistance and volunteers to promote opportunities for more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they want and deserve. Funds raised locally benefit students of Xavier and Dillard Universities.
National Educational Foundation (NEF)
The National Educational Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. with 501 (c) 3 status is created and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The principle activities and purpose of the trust are to award scholarship grants to worthy students for the pursuit of higher education, to conduct community educational programs that will aid in the educational and vocational improvement in individual and community living standards. It also engages in activities that will aid in the educational development of all women and engages in any appropriate research related to the purposes of the Foundation scholarship.
Applications are available at the National Educational Foundation website from September through February.
Book Stipends Recipients – Promoting Scholarships
The principle of Scholarship is one the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority endorses to facilitate the ideals of scholarly pursuits and academic excellence. In 2009, Upsilon Mu Zeta Chapter established a $500 College Book Stipend Award for graduating seniors who attend a high school in the River Parishes Area (St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist Parishes).
Students interested in applying for the one-time college book stipend must provide a completed scholarship application package including three letters of recommendations, a personal statement of at least 250 words, a narrative of at least 500 words on a selected topic, an academic transcript and intent to a four-year college in the fall. The first College Book Stipend Award was presented during the 2009 graduation programs.
Beginning in January, graduating seniors, who attend high school in the River Parishes Area (St. Charles, St. James, and St. John the Baptist Parishes) are invited to request an Upsilon Mu Zeta Chapter College Book Stipend Award package. Kindly complete the form located on this website.