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 $1,000 scholarship to a graduating female high school senior.

The 2021 Doris L McAdams Memorial Scholarship application is now open.

 

Qualifications:
 

  • African-American female senior, graduating from a high school in the Greater Cincinnati area

    • Attending an accredited 4-year college or university in Fall 2021

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent

  • Official high school transcripts (NOTE: Only official transcripts submitted via a sealed envelope or electronically from the school will be accepted)

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation on official letterhead from:

    • Teacher or guidance counselor, and

    • Clergy, community leader, employer or comparable person, attesting to your leadership, community service and scholarship

 

Important Deadlines:
 

  • Online application must be completed by Friday, March 12, 2021

  • Official transcripts must be postmarked by Friday, March 12, 2021

  • All other required documents should be submitted and postmarked by Friday, March 12, 2021

     

Click HERE to Apply


 

Supplemental application materials may be sent to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter, P.O. Box 8284, Cincinnati, OH.



 

Previous Recipients

2019 DLMM Scholarship RecipientS

Kristalynn Proctor is a student at Summit Country Day School, where is she excels academically. Her hard work has earned her membership into the National Honor Society. Kristalynn is also very active outside of the classroom. She is the current manager and former player on the volleyball team, a cheerleader, and is a member of the school’s Diversity and Inclusion club. Miss. Proctor attends People’s Church where is gives back to the community as a regular volunteer at the church’s thrift store.

 

The running themes throughout Miss. Proctor’s letters of recommendation speak to her leadership skills, her vibrant and always positive personality, as well as her willingness to help others. They also detail her ability to persevere in the face of a difficult situation.

 

Miss. Proctor plans to study Psychology.

Krysta Miller is a student at Colerain High School. Academically, Miss. Miller has taken some of the most challenging classes the school had to offers and managed to maintain a superior level of academic excellence. She is a very ambitious and charismatic student that never passes up on an opportunity to grow or enhance her skills. In addition to her academic achievements, Miss. Miller also dedicates her time severing her community. She gives back through her work with Ronald McDonald House, Gabriel’s Place, Triple Creek nursing home, Adult daycare, and ASCEND (collection for homeless shelter and food drive).

Miss. Miller will major in Chemical Engineering and minor in Business.