• Applicant must be female
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.8
  • Applicants must be of African American heritage. 
  • Applicants must be a graduating high school senior. 
  • ​Applicant must be enrolled in a High School on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Application Procedures

Eligibility Requirements 



In 2003, Iota Chi Zeta Chapter established the Sarah Hicks Jolley Scholarship. Soror Sarah Hicks Jolley was an educator in Dorchester County Maryland for forty six years. Soror Jolley began her formal education in the public schools of Atlantic City and she received her teacher training at the College of New Jersey State, then known as the New Jersey Normal School. She received her B.S. Degree in Education from Morgan State College, Baltimore, Md. She also studied at the University of PA, Temple University, University of DE and University of MD.  She became a member of Iota Chi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. on September 12, 1984. 


Each year, we award at least three (3) $500 scholarships to young women in pursuit of post secondary education. To date, the chapter has awarded over $11,000 in scholarships. 


Sarah Hicks Jolley Scholarship

  • Complete the online application 
  • Submit Official Transcripts: School Counselors can email transcripts to scholarship@zphibixz.org or mailed to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Chi Zeta Chapter Attn?: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 45 Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Upload Resume to the scholarship application 
  • Upload Essay Response to the application: In at least 300 typewritten words, respond to the following question: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Tell us about how you would make that change and what obstacles you might encounter. 
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation. Applicant will be required to provide the names and email address for recommenders on the application. Recommenders will complete therecommendation form and upload their recommendation letter. 
  • Provide a headshot. You will be required to upload a headshot and complete the photo release form. 


All materials must be received by April 2, 2021 to be considered for this award. Scholarship recipients must present documentation of enrollment in twelve credit hours at an accredited college/university during the semester for which the award is granted.