Zeta Phi Beta, Zeta Zeta Chapter - Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship

Zeta Zeta Chapter, originally chartered in 1926, was re-chartered on October 3, 1987 as the result of thirty-three graduate and professional women (with educational backgrounds that include: bachelors, masters, doctoral and law degrees) in the Dolton, Illinois area. These women brought a wealth of information and resources from their undergraduate Zeta experiences to assist in making this new chapter one to be reckoned with. Since its inception, Zeta Zeta chapter is proud of the following accomplishments: upholding a rich tradition of sisterhood, having members to serve in various elected and appointed positions on all levels in the sorority and to instill within our youth auxiliaries the importance of a quality education, having respect for others and oneself, and to be proud of our rich heritage. Zeta Zeta Chapter provides service to various charitable organizations and holds annual programs in accordance with the National Organization of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.

Karen Lynne Harris, a charter member of Zeta Zeta chapter held the sorority in a very high regard (and was an active and financial supporter of the organization) since joining on April 16, 1977 on the campus of Illinois State University. Karen Lynne Harris was born into eternity on September 22, 1998 and in her memory, Zeta Zeta Chapter awards annually a college scholarship to a female high schools senior who holds a high standard for academics.

Website: Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Requirements: Female, U.S. Citizen, a resident of the Chicago land area (Chicago and its surrounding suburbs) and has a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or better.

Renewable: No

Open to DREAMers: No

$250 - $2,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. You are required to list your work history (if applicable); involvement in extra-curricular activities; community service, and awards and honors received.
  2. Write a brief summary of what you know about Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.
  3. Why should you be awarded the Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship?
  4. Please select *one* of the following topics for your essay. Please be sure to include a bibliography citing all of your sources: (1) What do you want your legacy to be? Why? Write an essay explaining what lessons or experiences you would like to be passed on to future generations. (2) Do you feel that limiting travel will stop the spread of the Ebola disease? How do you think the Ebola crisis will impact the funding, and medical assistance to African countries? (3) There is a crisis in the Middle East between Iraq and Syria. Research and identify reasons why the United States government often intercedes in other nation's wars. (4) The U.S. Supreme Court is presently trying to decide how to apply your rights under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S Constitution to the digital age, specifically cell phone use. Do you believe that anyone in authority such as, your teacher, principal or the police should have the right to seize your cell phone, and violate your right to privacy? State your position and explain your opinion on this issue. (5) Do you believe that racial profiling or religious profiling is ever justified? State your position and explain your opinion on this issue.
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