About the Scholarship

The Josie Washington Memorial Scholarship is in memory of a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Kappa Zeta Chapter.  Josie Washington was an educator in the Dallas public schools, who taught much of her career at Lincoln High School. The Kappa Zeta chapter elected to set up a scholarship fund to honor her memory and generosity to our chapter. 

The scholarship is to be awarded to high school seniors who are considered “Unsung Heroes” which means the students who have overcome usual circumstances, performed humanitarian services or heroic deeds in the community, school or through their public or religious affiliations. In order to be the eligible applicant for this scholarship, you must plan to pursue post-high school studies‚Äč in Dallas-Fort Worth County. 


 How to Apply for this Award?

  • To apply for this scholarship, you must complete the online scholarship application form which is available on the official website.

  • You must submit the official high school transcript with rank and ACT/SAT GPA scorecards to determine academic excellence.

  • Additionally, you must give two letters of recommendation from a High School Teacher/Administrator/Counselor.

  • In addition to that, you must write a personal statement in 500 words or less on the topic "who is your hero and why, and how their actions have changed your life."


Award Amount and Deadline:

You will receive $1500 annually through this scholarship fund. 

The deadline date for this scholarship is 28th February 2020. Hence you must submit all official documents and scholarship related transcripts before the given deadline date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a high school senior, within Dallas County limits.

  • The applicant must plan to pursue a post-secondary education.

  • The applicant must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year university, college or vocational or trade school.


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