The sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta do not play games when it comes to supporting the youth. The sorority recently donated a $100,000 scholarship to a graduating senior in North Carolina.
Cayla Withers, a recent graduate of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, NC, was awarded Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated’s Triumphant Founder Arizona Cleaver Stemons Centennial Scholarship in the amount of $100,000 on June 19, 2020.
“While we received over 2,000 applications from very high-achieving graduating seniors, Cayla’s story was special. We were inspired by her strength, bravery, and commitment to excellence, even when faced with adversity. That is what Zeta stands for, and what we all should aspire to be,” said Valerie Hollingsworth Baker, Zeta’s International Centennial President.
According to the press release issued by the sorority, Withers said she plans to pursue a degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia in the fall. She graduated with a 4.0 grade point average, volunteered as a tutor and mentor, and participated in extra-curricular activities like the North Carolina Governor’s Page program and National Beta Club, while managing a chronic illness that requires her to travel three hours for monthly treatments.
Withers’ career goals are to research environmental-friendly rockets and put the first human on Mars. She is the founder of the National Society of Black Engineers Jr. chapter at her high school.
“I am my ancestor’s wildest dreams…this scholarship will allow me to accomplish my goals, andone day inspire kids who look like me, from communities like mine,” Withers wrote in her application.
We at Watch The Yard would like to commend the sorors of Zeta Phi Beta for their continued support for the community.
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