Doris Larkin McAdams Memorial Scholarship


Doris Larkin McAdams was a consummate club and organization member. She embraced and exemplified the ideals of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. which she joined in 1943. A life member of the Sorority, she was named Beta Zeta Zeta’s Woman of the Year in 1977 and again in 2008. In addition to her Sorority work, her professional training and lifelong career was focused on education. She was a teacher, librarian, and later an administrator in the Cincinnati Public Schools system and thus helped to shape the lives of many young people, first in Raleigh, North Carolina and later here in Cincinnati, Ohio. To honor her service to Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter, and especially, her lifelong commitment to education, each spring the Chapter awards a $1000 scholarship to a graduating female high school senior.

Scholarship Requirements

- African-American female senior, graduating from a high school in the Greater Cincinnati area attending an accredited 4-year college or university in Fall 2017
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
- Submit an official sealed transcript via US Mail
- Two (2) letters of recommendations on official letterhead from:

Teacher or guidance counselor
Clergy, community leader, employer or comparable person, attesting to your leadership, community service and scholarship.

All pertinent documents should be submitted online and/or postmarked by January 9, 2016. Mail the transcripts to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter P.O. Box 8284, Cincinnati, OH 45208. Submit a senior high school photo and letters of recommendation to Note: Only transcripts via sealed envelope are received and representative of each high school attended. The award recipient will receive notification via email, no later than February 15, 2016.

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and their immediate family members are ineligible. [Immediate family means a spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, stepparent, step-child, step-brother, or step-sister of the individual]

Note: The recipient is expected to participate in an official public presentation of the scholarship, Saturday, March 12, 2016, inclement weather date (March 19, 2016).

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