Omega Eta Zeta Scholarship Program

In 2015, the ladies of the Omega Zeta Chapter established a scholarship program by offering three awards to the communities in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Shatara L. Grimsley Academic Scholarship

The Shatara L. Grimsley Academic Scholarship is awarded to worthy graduating high school seniors from a High School in the following cities/towns: Attleboro, Avon, Boston, Braintree, Brockton, Cape Cod Islands, Dedham, Foxborough, Holbrook, Milton, New Bedford, Norwood, Quincy, Randolph, Stoughton, Taunton, Walpole, Westwood, and Weymouth.

Scholarships are to be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board at an accredited college or university.

The scholarship may provide a $1,000 non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college/university to pursue a certificate, diploma, or degree. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.

CRITERIA:

To receive consideration, applicants must:

  • be a graduating high school senior
  • have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • demonstrate examples of community and school service
  • demonstrate financial need, but not restricted to lower incomes (student’s financial need and merit will be equally weighted)

Lula L. Axson and Evelyn L. Johnson Education Scholarship

The Lula L. Axson and Evelyn L. Johnson Education Scholarship is awarded to students matriculating in a two or four college/university in Massachusetts who have declared their major in any discipline in education. Scholarships are to be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board at an accredited college or university in Massachusetts. The scholarship may provide a $1,000 non-renewable award for students who are pursuing school full-time from accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college/university to pursue a certificate, diploma, or degree in any discipline in education. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board, and other college expenses.

CRITERIA:

  • To receive consideration, applicants must:
  • be of African-American or Hispanic/Latinx descent
  • declared major in any discipline of education
  • have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • demonstrate examples of community and school service
  • demonstrate financial need, but not restricted to lower incomes (student’s financial need and merit will be equally weighted)

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN FALL 2022

Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte Business Scholarship

The Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte Business Scholarship will be presented to a young woman pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

The scholarship is named for Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte, the 20th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington, D.C. A 22-year veteran of the IBM Corporation, Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte is now the President and CEO of Crystal Stairs, Inc., a consulting and executive coaching service. In 2012, Dr. Tearte co-founded the Tearte Family Foundation and served as chief operations officer of Tearte Associates, Inc. She also authored books on business development, including Due North: Strengthen your Leadership Assets, released in 2002, and Encore Leadership: Transforming Time, Talent and Treasure into a Legacy That Matters, published in 2013.

Dr. Tearte earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics, magna cum laude, from Livingstone College; MBA in marketing from Indiana University where she was a Consortium Fellow; and Ph.D. in Organization Development at Benedictine University. Livingstone also awarded her an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to recognize her professional achievements and community service. She attended the IBM Client Executive Certification Program at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School for IBM Business Partners, and completed training at the Center for Creative Leadership. She published and presented a paper on 50+ talent and social networks as a strategy at the International Conference and Doctoral Consortium in Lyon, France, in April 2008.

 

CRITERIA:

To receive consideration, applicants must:

  • be a sophomore student (per transcript hours) enrolled in a four-year college or university in Massachusetts.
  • be pursuing a degree in at least one of the following fields of Business Administration: Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing.
  • exhibits a record of distinguished scholarship (3.0 Grade Point Average or better) and community service, demonstrating a commitment to continuing the legacy of Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte.
  • be a minority female student of African American or Hispanic/Latino descent.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN FALL 2022

For more information on our scholarship program, please do not hesitate to contact (Scholarship email).

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