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Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe Scholarship

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Chi Eta Zeta Chapter established our biennial scholarship in honor of Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe, the 14th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. Born on December 22, 1916 in Cranford, New Jersey, Dr. Wolfe earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and went on to earn a Master’s degree and a doctorate in Education. Dr. Wolfe devoted her life to teaching at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels. Having been awarded over 65 honorary degrees, she was one of the most influential educators in the United States during the twentieth century.  As the sorority’s longest serving President to date, she devoted her life to education and our sorority. Dr. Wolfe was influential in many of the organization’s accomplishments, including the development of the organization’s international headquarters. Her life is a true inspiration and her legacy will be felt for generations. In her name and legacy, we award a scholarship to two deserving young women.


Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe

2022 Scholarship Application Process

In 2022 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Chi Eta Zeta Chapter will award two (2) individual $1,000 scholarships.  Each recipient will receive a one-time, non-renewable award. Application submissions will be accepted beginning February 1, 2022. Deadline for submitting applications & all supporting materials is April 3rd, 2022. at 11:59pm EST.  Please read below for important information, application materials, and next steps. 

All applicants must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a Massachusetts Resident

  • Be an identified Female High School Senior

  • Be a Person of color

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA minimum

  • Will matriculate at a 4yr accredited College/University beginning Fall 2022

*Please review application for complete details & requirements. 

How to Apply:

Step 1:  Download Scholarship Application

To complete scholarship on mobile device, must have Adobe application

Step 2:  Complete Applicant Contact Form

To receive updates & information from Scholarship Committee

Applicant Contact Form

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Step 3:  Submit all Application Materials by 4/3/2022 at 11:59pm EST

Please submit completed Application & Supporting Materials to


For questions or assistance with the application process

please contact our Scholarship Committee at

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920 at Howard University on the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. We are a non-profit organization that seeks to cultivate and motivate people in our communities. Chi Eta Zeta Chapter was chartered on June 23, 2008 in the great city of Cambridge, Massachusetts by eight phenomenal women who sought to exemplify the founding principles of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated in the Greater Cambridge region. Our mission is to actively motivate and support the needs of our community through partnerships, programs, education and engagement for the advancement of the communities we serve.

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