In keeping with our organization's ideal of promoting scholarship, Delta Beta Zeta awards scholarships each year to minority young women who wish to further their academic careers beyond high school.
In addition to our general scholarship fund, the chapter also provides two specialized scholarships: The Andrea M. Hill Scholarship and the Cathayrn O. DeKine Scholarship.
The Andrea M. Hill Scholarship was established to support young women who intend to pursue a course of study in the field of Education. Additionally, the Cathayrn O. DeKine Scholarship was established to encourage young women who intend to pursue a course of study in the field of Pharmacology.
The criteria for these scholarships are as follows:
- Must be a minority young woman.
- Must attend high school in the Borough of Queens.
- Must display academic potential. All academic categories are considered.
- National Council of Negro Women
Soror Andrea Hill taught for 25 years in the Westbury and New York Public School Systems. She served as Delta Beta Zeta Chapter's President, 3rd Vice President, Corresponding Secretary and chaired many committees. She was the recipient of the chapter's Zeta of the Year Award in 1980 and 1992.
Andrea served in many offices in Zeta on the State, Regional, and National levels. These offices included New York State Director, Atlantic Regional Pan-Hellenic Coordinator, and Chair of the Capital Campaign Committee on the Regional and State Levels. She served as Delta Beta Zeta's representative to the Pan-Hellenic Council of Greater New York for over ten years. In 2001, Andrea received the Al Wilks Leadership Award for her dedicated service to the Council.
She was a member of the Westbury Community Church, the Order Eastern Star, P.H.A, 100 Black Women, and the NAACP. She also volunteered for the UNCF Telethon, and was secretary for the Republican Party from 1984-86.
In her honor for all that she has done for not only the Sorority, but also her community, we have established the Andrea Hill Scholarship award to be awarded to high school senior that is pursuing a degree in the field of education.
For further information about our scholarship program, please email our scholarship chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.