PEARLS OF EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
Founders Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, and Fannie Pettie Watts, known as our Five Pearls, established Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated predicated on 4 major principles: Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood.
Through these principles, members of the Sorority encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and educational programs; promote service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood; and exemplify the ideal of Finer Womanhood.
In support of these ideals, the Sigma Omicron Zeta Chapter developed the Pearls of Excellence Scholarship. A scholarship will be awarded in honor of each of the five founders of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The purpose of the Pearls of Excellence Scholarship is to provide support for a deserving university-bound, high-school senior from the Gwinnett County Area, who exemplifies the founding principles of the Sorority: Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.