The Zeta Phi Eta Foundation distributes two awards annually: The Zeta Phi Eta Foundation Award and the Marguerite Garden Jones Award.  Those who have been active members of Zeta Phi Eta for a minimum of one year (dues paid) are eligible to apply. Funds from these awards must be used for academic course-work, a project (academic, community service, or personal), and/or career development that fall within the scope of Communication Arts and Sciences.

The Zeta Foundation Award application is due June 1, 2021

The Marguerite Garden Jones Award application is due December 1, 2021.

Also note, the selection committee will review applications for the General Foundation Awards on a rolling basis. You may submit your application anytime before the deadline. The committee will render a decision, when possible, 4-6 weeks after submission of application.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation Executive Director, Valerie Glowinski at

Scholarship Winner

The Scholarship Applications are  available  online.



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History of the Foundation

The Zeta Phi Eta endowment fund was established in 1929 at the national convention in Syracuse, New York. To start the fund, Zeta purchased five 10-year $1,000 life insurance policies for campus chapter members. In 1940, the policies matured and the balance was invested in U. S. Savings Bonds. At each maturity date for 30 years, the money was reinvested. In recent times the funds have been invested in US equities, taxable fixed income bonds, and other assets.

The Zeta Phi Eta Foundation, established in 1955, is a non-profit corporation which derives its income from gifts from individual members, chapters, friends, bequests, and projects. At that time, the National Council voted to use the interest from the endowment fund for grants and scholarships. In 1964, the Zeta Phi Eta Foundation was recognized by the government as a 501(c)(3) corporation.


You can make a difference! Give to the endowment fund! This will provide more scholarships, grants and awards to Zetas involved in worthwhile projects and studies in the communication arts and sciences. Please send your gift today!

Note: Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Contact Information:Scholarship applications and all donations should be sent to:

Zeta Phi Eta Foundation
c/o Valerie Glowinski,
Foundation Executive Director
2349 North Windsor Dr.
Arlington Heights IL 60004

For more information on awards, scholarships, or setting up an award or scholarship, please contact Zeta Phi Eta National Co-Presidents ( or the Foundation Executive Director Valerie Glowinski (

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