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Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe Scholarship

The Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe Scholarship was established by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Chi Eta Zeta Chapter to assist college bound young women from Massachusetts on their educational journey. Dr. Wolfe was the 14th International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and a dedicated educator. Born on December 22, 1916 in Cranford, New Jersey, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. She went on to earn both a Master’s degree and 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 biennial scholarship to two deserving young women.


Dr. Deborah Cannon P. Wolfe

2024 Scholarship Application Process

In 2024 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Chi Eta Zeta Chapter will award two (2) individual $2,000 scholarships.  Each recipient will receive a one-time, non-renewable award. Application submissions will be accepted beginning December 1, 2023. Deadline for submitting applications & all supporting materials is March 1st, 2024 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

  • Must be graduating from a secondary school located in Massachusetts

  • Must be a female identifying graduating High School senior

  • Must be a person of color

  • Must be applying for FY 24-25 academic year admission into an accredited college/university immediately after high school

  • Exhibit a record of academic rigor and achievement

  • Demonstrate a commitment to following in Dr. Wolfe’s celebrated legacy through community service

  • Receipt of scholarship will be contingent upon evidence of acceptance and enrollment into an accredited four-year college/university

*Please review application for complete details & requirements. 

How to Apply:

Step 1:  Download Scholarship Application

Step 2:  Complete Applicant Contact Form

To receive updates & information from Scholarship Committee

Applicant Contact Form

Thank you!

Step 3:  Submit all Application Materials by 3/1/2024 at 11:59pm EST


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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