Z-HOPE Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., is a community-conscious, action-oriented international organization made up of college-educated women. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University in Washington D.C. In keeping with our principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood, the Zeta Nu Zeta Chapter of Inkster, Michigan has been committed to providing community service throughout the Inkster and Western Wayne County communities since its inception in 1964. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is passionate about advancing educational opportunities, which has been the catalyst for Zeta Nu Zeta Chapter to provide hundreds of scholarships to high school graduates who excel in the areas of academics, leadership, extra-curricular activities, and community service.

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Gamma Delta Chapter Scholarship Guidelines

Please review the following scholarship guidelines to determine your eligibility for participation in the scholarship competition. Please sign below acknowledge the scholarship guidelines and confirm your acceptance.

  • A letter confirming that you are a financial and active member of Gamma Delta Chapter

  • Must be enrolled full time for the semester you requesting the award

  • A cumulative grade point of 2.75 or above.

  • Must submit an official copy of your most recent transcript.

  • Must submit two (2) personal references. One must be an active financial member of the Zeta Nu Zeta Chapter. The second one can be from a teacher, an employer, a pastor, or a leader from an organization of which you are a member.

  • Must submit only complete application packets. (Or it will not be reviewed).

  • If selected the awardee must attend the Z-Hope Scholarship Award presentation.

  • Must submit a professional headshot and a short biographical statement (between 100-150 words.  (NO RESUMES)

  • Must submit a 300-500-word typed essay

  • Essays must be formatted as follows: Typed must be double spaced,  must use a standard 12 point font (Arial, Times New Roman)  and 1-inch margins. 

  • On a separate sheet of paper, attach your typed, 300-500-word personal essay.  Essays will be evaluated based on the extent to which they meet the given essay guidelines/criteria. 

  • Must electronically submit application online or emailed no later than 11:59 pm March 15, 2021, InksterDoveFoundation@gmail.com

 Writing tips

Essay Guidelines

Topic: Identify and describe a social problem that we are having today. In what ways has it directly affected you? Using the founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., what could/would you do to help improve this problem. Be specific in your response.

Formatting Guidelines: Essay should be formatted as follows: Typed, 300 – 500-words, double-spaced, standard 12-point font, with 1-inch margins.

On a separate sheet of paper, attach your typed, 300-500-word personal essay. Essays will be evaluated based on the extent to which they meet the given essay criteria.

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Online Scholarship Application

To receive the scholarship funds in a timely manner, please submit proof of enrollment at University of Michigan and financial membership of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Gamma Delta chapter by mail at the address listed below or via email at inksterdovescholarship@gmail.comScholarship applicants will be notified after April 15, 2021, if she is the recipient of the  Z-Hope Scholarship Award which will be disbursed in September 2021