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On April 9, 2021, the Colleen Mae Williams Scholarship for Higher Education was established during the 16th Annual Virgin Islands State Leadership Conference. The scholarship was named in honor of Colleen Mae Williams, the first appointed State Director for the State of the Virgin Islands. Ms. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Secondary Education from the College of the Virgin Islands in 1983. She continued her educational journey by obtaining a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands in 1996. Her passion for education included holding positions as a Secondary School Teacher, School Administrator, and Superintendent of Schools for the St. Croix District until her retirement. With her experience in education and her love for Zeta, Ms. Williams lives the principles of scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood daily. She feels that “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” (quote authored by Malcolm X). The Colleen Mae Williams Scholarship for Higher Education will be provided annually to community members who attend the local universities to build our community educationally and provide resources to assist students in their academic endeavors.

GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: Biennially offered to a financial member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, State of the Virgin Islands, enrolled in a master or doctoral program. This scholarship provides $1000 to the selected applicant to pay towards tuition and fees. The university must be a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The recipient of this scholarship can only be awarded once.

SUBMISSION DATE: All application materials must be mailed or emailed to the address below by January 29, 2022:
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., State of the Virgin Islands
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
Colleen Mae Williams Scholarship for Higher Education
9062 Estate Strawberry
Christiansted, VI 00820-5626


  1. Download a fillable application
  2. The Colleen Mae Williams Scholarship for Higher Education will be awarded based on a comprehensive and quality application with supporting documents. In addition, awards is based on the evaluation criteria.
  3. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduate for $1000.00. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail and recognized during Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., State of the VI Service Above Self Awards Program.
  4. The applicant must submit proof of enrollment/registration must be submitted before funds are released. The funds will be released directly to the recipient, and a receipt of payment is required to return to the scholarship committee.

Divided by Water, United by Zeta

We are the vibrant and vivacious State of the Virgin Islands where we are uniquely Caribbean, and united in Zeta. Water may divide us, but a true family sees no borders, no boundaries.  It is indeed a great time to be a Zeta! If you have not joined the Zeta Train to Centennial and beyond, I suggest you hop on at the next stop. We are moving in full force with hopes of continued growth and work within our communities.

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