Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded January 16, 1920, at Howard University by Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, and Fannie Pettie Watts. The Five Founders of Zeta were strong, principled undergraduates who possessed a great deal of modesty, strength of character and pride in academic achievement. In November 2017, in honor of the sorority’s Founders and in commemoration of its 100th Year Anniversary in 2020, the Centennial Commission of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated established the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Founders’ Endowed Scholarship Fund as a “Lasting Footprint” on the campus of Howard University. The scholarship fund supports Howard University’s efforts to increase the representation of people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (“STEM”) fields. The University’s Bison STEM Scholars Program (BSSP) seeks to attract and prepare high-achieving students to study and pursue a Ph.D. or M.D. / Ph.D. in a STEM discipline. Accordingly, scholarships will be awarded to selected students who meet the established criteria. Recipients of scholarships from the Fund shall be known as Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Scholars.
Any donor who gives fifteen thousand Dollars ($15,000) or more to the Fund will be recognized as a “Founding Donor” of the Fund if paid in full by January 16, 2020. Names of Founding Donors will be inscribed on a marker at the International Headquarters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
Each gift of $100 or more received by February 28, 2020 will receive special recognition in the Centennial Souvenir Journal.
Gifts are non-refundable and are not part of the 2020 Centennial Visionary campaign, that is exclusively for members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, and funds donated here cannot be used for that purpose. For information about the Centennial Visionary campaign visit: http://zphib2020.com/visionaries/
All gifts are considered a donation to Howard University and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
How to Contact
Questions related to this scholarship fund should be sent to: HowardScholarship@zphib2020.com
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