Zeta Phi Beta Sorority General Graduate Fellowships

These fellowships provide financial assistance to African-American graduate women who are working on professional degrees, master's degrees, doctoral, or postdoctoral studies.

Deadline: February 1, 2016; February 1, 2017

Sponsor: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


The Zeta Phi Sorority, Inc., General Graduate Fellowships are available to graduate women working on a professional degree, masters, doctoral or enrolled in post-doctoral study.

The fellowships are awarded for full-time study for one academic year (fall-spring). Not to exceed $2,500 per year-paid directly to recipient.

An African American woman graduate or post-doctoral student is eligible to apply if she has achieved distinction or show promise of distinction in her chosen field. The applicant need not be a member of Zeta Phi Beta.
How to Apply

To apply, download the scholarship application form (PDF, 41KB).

Or, to receive an application(s) send your request in writing with a return self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009

Requests for copies of the scholarship application form are only accepted Sept. 1-Dec. 15. Such requests should be clearly marked on the bottom left corner of the envelope with “NEP-AR.”
Applications must include:
  • Three letters of recommendation to include:

    1. College professor or high school teacher
    2. Minister or community leader.
    3. Other.
    *For Zetas only: The third reference must be from the graduate Zeta Chapter signed by the Basileus or Advisor.
  • An official university/high school transcript.

  • An essay of 150 words or more. Include information about yourself, your educational goals and professional
    aspirations. How can this award help you to achieve these goals? Why should you receive this award?


Application materials should be stapled together in the following order:

  1. Completed application.

  2. Transcript.

  3. Letters of recommendation.

  4. Essay.

On the front of the envelope, in the bottom left corner, indicate the name of the scholarship for which you are applying. A separate application and duplicate documents must be submitted when applying for multiple awards.

Applications are accepted between Sept. 1 and Feb. 1, preceding the academic year. Applications must be received no later than Feb. 1. Award recipients, only, will be notified, no later than Aug. 15.

Send the application package to:

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
National Educational Foundation
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: (202) 387-3103