Karen Lynne Harris Memorial Scholarship

2017-2018 Application Period is NOW CLOSED!!!

Applications must be postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 3, 2018.

Recipients will be notified no later than March 31, 2018.

Scholarships will be awarded no later than April 28, 2018

Zeta Zeta Chapter is proud to sponsor and award an annual scholarship dedicated to the memory of our Triumphant Soror Karen Lynne Harris.  Karen Lynne Harris was a charter member of Zeta Zeta chapter who held the sorority in high regard.  She was an active and financial supporter of the organization since joining on April 16, 1977 on the campus of Illinois State University.  Karen was born into eternity on September 22, 1998 and in her memory, Zeta Zeta Chapter awards annually a college scholarship to a female high school senior who holds a high standard for academics.  There will be several non-renewable scholarships awarded in varying amounts. 

The scholarship is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Female high school student graduating at the end of the 2016-17 academic year
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Resident of the Chicago land area (Chicago and its surrounding suburbs)
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

The 2019 application will be available in December 2018.

Learn more about the 2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients.


Applicants are under no obligation to become members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated or any of its auxiliary groups.