Scholarship Recipient Bios

Tyler J. Agnew

Beta Delta (Rutgers State University of New Jersey) 2018

Brother Agnew is the recipient of the first ever $10,000 Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Scholarship

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

I saw Zeta Beta Tau as place where I could grow and develop into a man and a leader. A place where I would be surrounded by men who will push each other academically, socially, philanthropically, mentally and professionally.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

Being surprised on Facebook Live with this scholarship. I was so surprised I was speechless. It was a rush of not being able to comprehend the generosity of so many of my brothers, most of which I do not know personally. I was overcome with this sense of being connected to a long-lasting tradition and legacy.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you. Zeta Beta Tau would not be the place it is without you and your hard work and dedication.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

This scholarship from the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation will push me harder to truly live by the credo and encourage my brothers around me to do the same.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means making the most out of four years that will leave you and others around you with a meaningful impact that will last the rest of your life. Whether that be in the work you did for your chapter, the International Fraternity, the memories you have made or the connections you have made with your peers but more importantly with those that have gone before you. It is ultimately living "in the spirit of brotherhood". Always.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I intend to work in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry for a while. I would then like to return and obtain my Masters in Business Administration in Pharmaceutical Management to pursue work for a major pharmaceutical company.

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Robert L. Kramer

Psi (University of Alabama) 2020

Brother Kramer is the recipient of the Psi Chapter Trustee Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

Zeta Beta Tau was always the most welcoming place for me to visit. It was the place I felt so comfortable and knew it was a place where I was going to make friends that would last a lifetime.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

Getting initiated into the Psi Chapter was one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you! For everything! None of this would have been possible without the people before me who spent countless hours to make this Chapter what it is today. I have made so many friends that I will be friends with for the rest of my life and that is all because of every one of the alumni.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

It will have a huge impact because it will take a little stress off of my parents paying for school. It is an accomplished feeling for myself as well!

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means everything to me! Over the past year I have made so many friends who will be my brothers for life. It is a bond that is unbreakable that I now have with so many people and it does not get more special than that.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I want to study Finance and Sports Management. My goals for the future are to be happy with my career path and successful.

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Jeffrey S. Greenburg

Beta Zeta Epsilon (University of Maryland - College Park) 2018

Brother Greenburg is the recipient of the Byron K. Schader Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

Joining Zeta Beta Tau was about the lasting friendships and involvement in the community that came with joining such a prestigious organization. I've received more from Zeta Beta Tau than I ever could have imagined and I hope to one day give back.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory was receiving our charter. I joined Zeta Beta Tau in the Alpha class my first semester on campus and at the time we were only the Beta Zeta Epsilon Colony. I joined because I knew there would be room for me to have a lasting impact on the Fraternity's future. Seeing everyone's hard work pay off by receiving our charter, I was incredibly proud of all of my brothers.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you. Without the Zeta Beta Tau alumni and advisors, my Chapter wouldn't be nearly the Chapter that we are today. The incredible amount of support and advice we've received has helped us re-charter, acquire a house and grow into the amazing Chapter we are today. Their work and time does not go unnoticed and we're very grateful.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

This scholarship lightens the financial burden that my family and I face and allows me to focus my time more on the academic side of college rather than the financial side. I'm humbled to receive such a prestigious award.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means not forgetting about the Fraternity once you graduate. Once initiated into Zeta Beta Tau, you should always be looking for ways to help your brothers, and anyone in need. Whether through networking, donations, or simple help, being there for one another is expected and shows the true character of Zeta Beta Tau.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

My goal after graduation is to begin work in the business field. I'm currently interning at TripAdvisor this Summer and I am learning an incredible amount. I hope to seek out openings within TripAdvisor and other companies in related fields.

  

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Zachary S. Shuster

Eta Sigma (Elon University) 2020

Brother Shuster is the recipient of the Byron K. Schader Scholarship

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

Meeting some of the brothers and really liking the type of people they were. I especially liked what Zeta Beta Tau stands for. While I am Jewish, I am not at all religious but I liked that fact that many of the brothers do cherish their religious traditions. Community service has always been important to me and we had this in common as well.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory I have is our bid night and I was ecstatic to have this newfound brotherhood. Celebrating with my fellow brothers was an unforgettable experience that I now cherish and hope others can also experience one day.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I am very thankful for the Zeta Beta Tau alumni that came before me and set the example and the tone for Zeta Beta Tau.  I would want them to know that I really love how it has evolved from a Jewish organization into an inclusive one which has allowed me to really get to know other brothers of different races, religions and backgrounds. I would thank them for making Zeta Beta Tau a well-rounded organization and one that makes education, community service and being a good person in general of the utmost importance.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship is very meaningful and helpful to me because I have grown up in a single parent family and my mom has worked very hard to raise me and my two brothers alone without help from my father who has not contributed in any way to our family. This scholarship eases the stress on me and my family and allows me to continue to be a Zeta Beta Tau brother.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that I will always have a network and close relationship with the fellow Zeta Beta Tau brothers in my local chapter where it all began, but also the bigger picture of a prestigious worldwide organization.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I am looking ahead to a career in the business field and to secure a full-time job before graduation. I would hope that my future includes a family of my own, allows me to maintain the close relationship that I have with my two brothers, my Mom, my wonderful extended family and allows me to continue to be involved with Zeta Beta Tau.

 

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Trevor R. Waltz

Iota (University of Denver) 2019

Brother Waltz is the recipient of the Edward Gutman Memorial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

I felt a strong connection with brothers not only in my class but the classes above mine.  I saw them displaying leadership qualities and other traits that I hoped to replicate. Along with this I saw how the brothers not only encouraged each other to have fun but also succeed in academics. They also stood out because they encompassed the ideas of being a brotherhood more than any other group on campus.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory has been being a part of creating the first Brotherhood Overwatch Committee. We want to exemplify the characteristic of being your brother’s keeper so no brother would ever feel alone and at any time one did we would be there if a brother needed to talk confidentially about anything. This was so rewarding to me as I saw the direct impact I was having on my brothers’ lives.  

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you for all that you have done and for setting the bar so high. Being a brother of Zeta Beta Tau isn't something to take lightly because so many brothers before have done such a great job progressing our organization. It is my hope that our current and future brothers will be able to follow in our predecessor's footsteps and keep moving the Chapter and organization in the right direction.    

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

This scholarship will ease the difficulty of paying for a private college education and motivate me to succeed more academically than ever before.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that the friendships and bonds that are created will last a lifetime. My fellow brothers are some of my best friends and I plan on fostering these relationships long after graduation. It also entails a sense of responsibility for how I conduct myself after graduation as an alumnus of Zeta Beta Tau.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I plan on going into commercial real estate after graduation. I want to be able to develop and manage buildings so that I can see the direct impact that I am having on people's day to day life.  

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Adam G. Brewer

Beta Epsilon (Michigan State University) 2020

Brother Brewer is the recipient of the Tillie & Alfred Shemanski Memorial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

The people that I had met, and not even through rushing, led me to join Zeta Beta Tau because they looked like such a welcoming and warm group of guys that I wanted to learn more about and be a part of what they were.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory has been the Brotherhood Retreat we went on in the spring of 2017.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I'd like to personally offer my utmost thanks to the people that allowed this to be possible.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will leave an immense impact on me. My mother, whom I live alone with, struggles with Multiple Sclerosis and is on a fixed income so any help is greatly appreciated and will go to great use.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means to me that I can count on my brothers forever and still have that bond with them even after graduation.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

My career aspirations and goals for the future are to be editing and producing my own short films and hope someday to become a Director of Photography.

 

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Brandon P. Warfield

Alpha Delta (University of Southern California) 2018

Brother Warfield is the recipient of the David I. & Elaine Freed Annual Renewal Scholarship

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

Meeting brothers of Zeta Beta Tau who were upstanding men, proud to be a part of the organization and all carry the same values and morals that I cherished. A brotherhood of men who lifted each other to higher places and encouraged nothing but the best of one another academically, socially, and in believing in yourself. It seemed a perfect fit and I couldn't have had it any other way but to become a part of the brotherhood.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

Serving as the Vice President of External Affairs for my Chapter. I learned so many professional skills that gave me the ability to hold myself to a higher standard and believe I can achieve anything if I work hard and stay professional as Zeta Beta Tau helped me feel/become.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you for paving the road for men of excellence and setting an example that has encouraged us to keep you proud and preserve the upstanding nature of Zeta Beta Tau.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will allow me to continue to be a part of my brotherhood as well as stay enrolled and finish my last year at USC.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that not only did I find lasting college friendships but I've become brothers with men who will stay a part of my life long after college with not only our college memories to share but our lives.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I plan to be a working actor through modeling, television acting and film acting and continuing my career to New York on Broadway as well as possibly working in the UK's West End.  Thank you, Zeta Beta Tau, for encouraging me to follow my dreams so much so that I am already creating my career for a lifetime.

 

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Matthew J. Scalia

Nu (The Ohio State University) 2018

Brother Scalia is the recipient of the Jacob Burns Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

My Zeta Beta Tau brothers accepted me for who I was and encouraged me to be myself. At the end of the day, I saw everyone in Zeta Beta Tau as a close friend of mine and the decision to join was a no brainer.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory is when I was elected to be president and was told in front of my Brothers that I was elected. It will always be ingrained in my memory. At that moment, I realized that my Brothers thought I would be the best representation of Zeta Beta Tau to our university and the public. That they trusted me to ensure that we continued to grow in the right direction. I saw it as a great sign of respect and I do my best to prove them right every day.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I would like to thank the Zeta Beta Tau alumni for starting an organization that holds firm to their values and accepts all men of good character. Without their efforts countless men would not have had the same college experience or made lifelong friends.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will allow me to pay for my education and graduate with less loans than I otherwise would have. Additionally, it gives me the extra money I need to pay for applications to graduate school and continue my education.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime to me, means that no matter where I go I will have brothers nearby and for a “Lifetime.” That brotherhood doesn't end with graduation. As I get older and move away from my home chapter, I plan on staying involved in any fashion I can.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I plan on getting a PhD in Human Factors or Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology and pursuing a career related to researching and developing medical device equipment.

 

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Matthew G. Meyer

Iota (University of Denver) 2019

Brother Meyer is the recipient of the Jack London Memorial Scholarship

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

I joined Zeta Beta Tau because of the diverse atmosphere that our brothers offered as well as the incredible opportunities that were present.  I also very much appreciate our stance on pledging and hazing and believe that all fraternities should work towards this way of recruitment and brotherhood.

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory thus far was being at International Convention last year when Iota won the Brummer Cup.  I could feel the passion and excitement that our brothers, undergraduate and alumni had when we finally won the Brummer again.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you for creating a sustainable, positive, and meaningful environment that allows our brothers to grow as leaders and people.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Because of the generosity of our donors I will be able to better focus on my academics and I can spend more time with my brothers. Therefore, I can build stronger relationships and make more memories with them!

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means to me that it is important to be intentional with our relationships as brothers. We have the opportunity to help each other out with anything and everything that life throws at us now and in the future.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

Some of my goals for the future include working abroad for an NGO or non-profit as well as creating my own in the future.  I plan on graduating with my Master's in the Science of Accountancy from the University of Denver and working in accounting for some years as well so that I can build a strong foundation for my career in business.

 

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Jackson R. Spear

Iota (University of Denver) 2020

Brother Spear is the recipient of the Phi Sigma Delta - William Weinberg Foundation Scholarship

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

The biggest reason I joined Zeta Beta Tau was I felt like every brother I met was a genuine and fun guy to be around, and definitely someone I would consider to be a close friend or brother. Knowing that such good people were in the Fraternity was definitely the biggest reason I decided to join.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding memory would be the experience I had during our spring retreat. It was really fun to have this experience with some of my closest brothers.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I would like to say thank you for recruiting men who follow such pure and honorable morals and standards. It is really rewarding to be surrounded by such a good group of people. This stems from those who came before us to ensure that the men being recruited were good people. I would also like to say thank you for maintaining such high standards and moral codes. A big reason I ended up joining Zeta Beta Tau was due to the high quality of men, and the standards for which they stand.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Scholarship means the world to me as it can guarantee my continued involvement in my Chapter, that I can devote more time to being a better brother, as well as time to focus on my academics more intensely.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means giving back, both to those who came before me and those who will come after. Being involved in such a proud and honorable institution means staying involved in the community and Fraternity for life. This is definitely something I look forward to in the future.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

My career goals are to get my masters in International Relations and then hopefully work for the UN or some other multinational corporation. I grew up living overseas and moving a lot and it is something I would like to continue to do in my profession.

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Ian J. Lew

Rho Iota (University of Rhode Island) 2018

Brother Lew is the recipient of the Dickinson Chapter Scholarship

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

Besides the amazing brothers that introduced me to the organization, I found the ideals and goals of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity exactly what I wanted to help me grow during my college career.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory would be the day I found out who my big was. Not only is he an amazing brother, but the support that I have gotten from him during difficult times really helped me succeed at URI.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

To the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before me I would just like to say, It's great to be a Zebe. You have made it possible to really mean that phrase through your hard work and dedication to this Fraternity. I will forever be grateful for creating this experience that I am so fortunate to be able to have.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Receiving the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will really help with my studies and paying for my course fees and supplies. It will be yet another way Zeta Beta Tau will be shaping me to succeed in my academic journey as well as in life.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means to me that by joining Zeta Beta Tau we are joining a family. With that comes the responsibility to always look out for your family, help them when they need it, and to support them through thick and thin.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

My career aspirations for the future would be graduate with my Environmental Science degree and have the opportunity to work in either the water management sector or in waste management as those are two issues I am most passionate about. I hope that I would be fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work for the US EPA or even private corporations.

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Jen-Jie (Jake) Cheng

Nu (The Ohio State University) 2020

Brother Cheng is the recipient of the Yassenoff Foundation Scholarship

  

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

My friend brought me to Zeta Beta Tau events and I felt like it was a great brotherhood.

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The camping trip with my brothers was my most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I would say Thank You and I will continue to get more involved.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation Scholarship will support me financially, keep me enrolled and pursue my plan!

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

A strong brotherhood will last forever even after graduation, where brothers support each other anywhere at any time.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I'm majoring in Computer Science and Engineering and I plan to become a cybersecurity specialist in either federal government agencies or businesses or even both as my career path.

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Justin Delgado

Eta Omicron (Quinnipiac University) 2020

Brother Delgado is the recipient of the Edwin N. Sommer Memorial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

The strong bond between true brothers that I saw in the Zeta Beta Tau brothers.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The night of my initiation into Zeta Beta Tau.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you for what you created and we will have the honor and pleasure to continue it.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

It would help me tremendously because my earned money during the school year helps pay for my dues.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means everything. I wouldn't want anything else.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

My aspirations are to be a successful physical therapist who will be a strong and proud brother of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.

 

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Jacob A. Nabat

Omega (University of Missouri) 2018

Brother Nabat is the recipient of the Alpha Rho-Goldring & Freund Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

I am a founding father for the Omega Chapter. Myself and seven others decided to get together and create something much bigger than ourselves.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My initiation. It was a surreal moment when eighteen of us got initiated after all our hard work with trying to bring Zeta Beta Tau back to Mizzou.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I'd like to simply say thank you and that we all look up to you. We are such a new Chapter, so getting feedback from our alumni is so valuable to us. When we had our 100th year anniversary celebration and chartering ceremony, we had the pleasure of having many alumni in attendance. Throughout the weekend, myself and the brothers listened to what they had to say and learned from them.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The impact that the scholarship will have for me is huge. Before this semester, I was not sure if I would be able to afford our Fraternity's dues because of financial aid restrictions. With this scholarship, I'll be able to stay in the Fraternity throughout the rest of my undergraduate career.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means a lot to me. By doing my part of creating the Fraternity, I had the opportunity to tailor the type of men that I wanted in the Chapter. For me, quality men were important because I wanted lasting relationships with all of these guys. I didn't want a social club, rather I wanted an organization where we could all lean on each other during our undergraduate careers and for the rest of our lives.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

After I graduate with a degree in finance, banking, and real estate, I look forward to attending law school in the Chicagoland area. Ideally, I would like to practice real estate law and eventually open my own practice somewhere within the Midwest.

 

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Neil H. Gallagher

Gamma Chi (University of South Florida) 2019

Brother Gallagher is the recipient of the Richard S. & Harry S. Graham Memorial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

I wanted to meet people who wanted to make a difference and I found it when I visited Zeta Beta Tau.  I was especially impressed by their commitment to service to the community. That was exactly what I was looking for.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory is organizing the Toys for Tots fundraiser.  Not only did we do extremely well in the amount of money and toys we collected, but I learned so much!

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I wouldn't have been able to join Zeta Beta Tau my first year if it hadn't been for the alumni. I am attending college on scholarships and working part-time jobs and that first year was very difficult financially.  My mother was able to help me with part of the first year's dues, but I didn't have enough to be able to join. An alumnus stepped up and paid for my first semester's dues. His generosity showed me the brotherhood that alumni and undergraduate brothers share and their willingness to help each other.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Receiving this Zeta Beta Tau scholarship will help me tremendously to pay for tutors and leave more time to study for my courses. I am studying Civil Engineering and also in the Marine Corps Reserves, which requires a lot of time and two part-time jobs to pay all of my fees and bills.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Just as an alumnus I'd never met stepped up to help me pay my first year's dues, the brotherhood of Zeta Beta Tau is always there to help each other in any way they can.  I hadn't asked for financial help but the brothers knew it was a big factor in my not being able to join and they put the word out and someone I didn't even know reached deep into their wallet and changed my life.  I learned so much from my experiences as a Zeta Beta Tau brother, experiences I never would have had, had I not been able to join.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I have two career goals.  My first goal is to become a Civil Engineer.  I've just completed two of my five years.  My other goal is to become an officer in the U.S. Marines, hopefully as a helicopter pilot.  Once I've accomplished this, I would like to attend law school and perhaps serve in JAG.

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Colt B. Davis

Eta Rho (Florida International University) 2020

Brother Davis is the recipient of the Richard S. & Harry S. Graham Memorial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

I quickly found friends to spend time with and grow as a person in Zeta Beta Tau. Zeta Beta Tau gave me friends that I can truly only describe as family and as brothers. They have always been there for me and gave me the support I needed while being so far from home.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding memory has definitely been the Emerging Leaders Institute trip to South Carolina. I got to meet Zeta Beta Tau's from all over the nation and grow my leadership skills with them at the same time.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you so much for dedicating your time and money to such an incredible organization that helps to make and prepare better men for the future. The work we do is so amazing and I see it every day from self-development to the money donated to charities.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

It will help me greatly in paying for my tuition and take some of the monetary stress off me so I can focus on school and the Chapter.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

It means that the people I am meeting now and becoming such close friends with are people I want in my life forever. I want to see them at all of life's biggest events and always be there to have their backs in life like I know they would have mine.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I want to become an accountant and after graduating obtain my CPA. I have a dream of one day maybe even become a CFO. I have always been interested in how money works and where it goes from an early age and I hope to excel in it.

 

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Carlos D. Barrientos

Beta Pi (California State University-Long Beach) 2019

Brother Barrientos is the recipient of the Alpha Centennial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

During my freshman year I had only joined engineering clubs and was not very social with other people and wasn't really using any of my skills in a social aspect. In my 2nd year, one friend, now brother, invited me to a couple of the events that the Chapter has to meet the brothers and since then I wanted to join. That week was an eye opener of what it meant to be in a fraternity and the brotherhood that is created between people.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The most rewarding memory in Zeta Beta Tau was initiation day. Throughout the journey of initiation I was able to the understand the background of this Fraternity and the values that held it strong. The night of initiation was like no other. Brothers were surrounding us, showing unity and support, making it most memorable.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I would first thank them for the service and effort they contribute to grow Zeta Beta Tau. Since if it wasn't for their contribution Zeta Beta Tau may have not been in the position that we are right now. Whether it is academic or social they have made an impact on how we view each other for the better.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

I will be able to spend a bit more of my time contributing to my Fraternity since the scholarship will be able to fund my education and take some of the load of having to work.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

"Brotherhood" is more than just being a friend. It is a person who would not bother to go out of their way to help you. They are there when you are either having a good day or bad day. Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that if I were to need a brother 5 or more years from now they would not hesitate to come by and be there for me. They would also be able to mentor and advise me if I need it. As well as receiving all this, being able to be there for others will make it a lifetime.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

Currently majoring in biomedical and electrical engineering, with this degree I want to be able to develop affordable prosthesis for people who need them. Before that, I want to get involved with the improvement of the urban education system in my community/country. Since the future of tomorrow would strongly depend on them. Whether it is becoming a teacher for Teach for America or working for a company like the Broad Center, where I am currently interning, to make an impact for the better.

 

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Michael B. Glatstein

Eta (University of Michigan) 2020

Brother Glatstein is the recipient of the J. Ira & Nicky Harris Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

The desire for a greater sense of community and more meaningful friendships is what led me to join Zeta Beta Tau.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory was when we had candle night and each brother of the Fraternity shared something extremely personal about themselves. This allowed us to get significantly closer to each other and exemplified the brotherhood that our Fraternity had formed.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I would like to show my gratitude and appreciation to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before me. I cannot imagine a better Fraternity experience and I know I have Zeta Beta Tau alumni to thank for making it possible.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will have a major impact for me because it will help me and my family worry less about the cost of tuition and allow me to focus more on academics, Zeta Beta Tau, my friends and my other extracurricular activities. I am extremely grateful to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation for providing it to me.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that the friendships and connections I make through Zeta Beta Tau will last my entire life. It means that I can turn to a brother in Zeta Beta Tau, now or later on in life, and receive help if needed. It’s unbelievable to think of the reach that the Zeta Beta Tau brotherhood has, even beyond the University of Michigan. It’s amazing to think about the vast Zeta Beta Tau alumni network and consider how I could utilize that network to get a job or pursue my career. Being a part of this Brotherhood for a Lifetime creates unbelievable opportunities for myself and my fellow brothers in the future.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I am currently studying at the Ross School of Business and I am concentrating in Finance and Accounting. I plan to pursue a career in finance and investment banking. My goal is to work my way towards the Private Equity side of finance and ultimately open my own hedge fund or private equity fund.

 

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Parker J. Knight

Psi (University of Alabama) 2019

Brother Knight is the recipient of the Psi Chapter Trustee Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

The openness and genuineness of the Zeta Beta Tau brothers, and the welcome attitude that the Chapter extends made it a comfortable and continually rewarding choice.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

Not only becoming close with all of my brothers, but also the work we have done outside of our Chapter, contributing to our surrounding community and helping tackle issues that our bigger than ourselves and our organization.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I really cannot express enough thanks and gratitude, because my experience at Zeta Beta Tau is so involved and intertwined with my overall college experience that they are nearly indistinguishable, and it has been an enormous part of becoming my true self.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

It will take a fairly significant financial burden off the shoulders of me and my family, and allow me to focus more on my academic and social agendas instead of having any worry about being able to pay for things like books, rent, etc.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Zeta Beta Tau goes beyond just four years at college. Instead, the relationships formed last forever. They are much deeper than simple friendships as well, truly embodying the definition of a brotherhood and a family.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

Upon graduating, I plan to continue my studies in order to earn either an MBA, a degree in law, or both. I then hope to one day start my own firm dealing in some realm of financial and business, most likely on the legal side of things.

 

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Parker L. Jacobs

Psi (University of Alabama) 2019

Brother Jacobs is the recipient of the Psi Chapter Trustee Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

My original interest started with my father's brotherhood in Zeta Beta Tau. When I first visited the Psi Chapter everyone was unbelievably nice and welcoming and seemed to have taken a personal interest in getting to know me. I knew I wanted to be a brother so I could ensure that my college experience included all of these new friends and that I could provide the same welcoming experience for others in the future.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The most rewarding memory I've had was formal this past January (2017). I had my two little brothers with me there to take in the experience, people who mean so much to me, that I likely wouldn't have met had I not become a brother of Zeta Beta Tau.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you for being vigilant in keeping the Chapter alive during lean years and your assistance in its revival. Thank you for sustaining a brotherhood of the most welcoming group of people I have ever met. Thank you for instilling exciting events/traditions into my life and allowing my brothers and me to experience them. Thank you for creating the Zeta Beta Tau brotherhood.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will guarantee another full year of participation in Zeta Beta Tau. During my senior year of high school my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, is on a medical disability and unable to work. The last few years my family has struggled while relying on my father's income to pay for all of our family expenses. To say that it has been tough is an understatement. The only reason I can attend the University of Alabama is due to scholarships.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that for the rest of my life, whenever I meet a Zeta Beta Tau, I will know that person's character is one that I respect and appreciate. They will make me think of my amazing years in college, and I will thank them for reminding me of such a joyous time in life.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

I hope to become an actuary and work in either the sports statistics or insurance industries. At the same time, I hope to earn a Master's Degree in Statistics and continue working in one of those fields.

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Steven L. Barker

Lambda (Case Western Reserve University) 2019

Brother Barker is the recipient of the Ben & Rose Gross Memorial Scholarship

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

What I learned about Zeta Beta Tau during rush is what lead me to join. Zeta Beta Tau was comprised of a diverse set of men who all seemed to genuinely care about each other and this sense of family and camaraderie is what made my decision.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

Our annual philanthropy event. Putting on an event of this size required the majority of the Chapter and we had to work well as an entire unit to meet all of our deadlines. It was great to see the hours of work pay off and see how much we could help the community.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I would like to say thank you to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni, who without their experiences and accomplishments, I would not be able to have the same experiences that I have been privileged to have.  I believe as brothers of Zeta Beta Tau our job is to pave the way for the people that come after us. Without a shadow of a doubt, the alumni who have come before me have paved the way for me.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship will help ensure that I can pay for my education at Case Western Reserve University.  My biggest concern is enough financial support to finish my time in college and this scholarship will go a long way towards helping me complete that goal.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

The obvious answer is to be committed to Zeta Beta Tau and its brothers for my entire lifetime, but what does that mean exactly.  I think being committed means maintaining a certain sense of responsibility both before and after one graduates from college.  I think doing things for your chapter that may not benefit you directly, but will benefit future brothers shows a commitment to brotherhood.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

As a computer science major and a marketing minor I want to be able to identify what problems people or businesses are having and figure out a solution to that problem. I hope that in the future I can use my creativity and problem-solving skills to make a difference.

 

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Clark G Veazey

Mu (University of Georgia) 2018

Brother Veazey is the recipient of the Mu Chapter (Georgia) Chapter Specific Fund

 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

I was continually impressed by the open and accepting nature of the brotherhood. I was drawn in by the camaraderie I witnessed between the brothers and stayed for the valuable relationships I formed with those joining alongside me.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

The most rewarding part of my Zeta Beta Tau experience was living in the house during my sophomore year with those who joined the Fraternity alongside me. It was during this period that I truly became a brother not just in name, but in spirit.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

I know it took work; being a part of Fraternity leadership, I can see that now. There's a lot of stress and anxiety and struggle involved with executing goals and running a chapter effectively. I want to thank those that came before me for putting in the work necessary for my Chapter to exist today.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

This scholarship will allow me to continue to support myself as I fulfill my duties as a student, as a researcher, and as a member of Fraternity leadership. Without the generous support of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation donors, I would likely be forced to secure a part-time job, which would be a detriment to my ability to accomplish these goals. I owe my success to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation donors who support students like myself.

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means that the journey doesn't end upon graduation; your role in the organization merely changes. As an alumnus, you have the ability to give back and provide the next generation with new opportunities to accomplish great things.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

First, I hope to complete a doctoral degree in cosmology, accompanied by graduate-level research. I plan on earning my pilot's license and moving on to seek employment with NASA. I also hope to eventually publish a philosophical inquiry into the unique reality of the early universe within the schools of metaphysics and ontology. Later in life, I hope to serve the next generation of students as a professor of astrophysics or cosmology at a world-class university.

 

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Said A Bilani

Alpha Tau (Franklin & Marshall University) 2020

Brother Bilani is the recipient of the Herbert Robinson Memorial Scholarship
 

What led you to join Zeta Beta Tau?

 

The Zeta Beta Tau brothers made it their personal duty to get to know me as a person. Most importantly, the brothers from Zeta Beta Tau were very keen on the state of their grades and academics, and I wanted to join a group that was going to help bring me up and not tear me down, as I foresaw the other fraternities would have done.

 

What has been your most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory?

 

My most rewarding Zeta Beta Tau memory thus far has been the events that were lined up for rush week. From bowling to dinner outings, these events helped me get to know my Zeta Beta Tau brothers and this experience showed the true brotherhood of Zeta Beta Tau and the loyalty that comes with it.

 

What would you like to say to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni who came before you and made your Fraternity experience possible?

 

Thank you so much for your leadership, support, and ability to leave a lasting legacy at my alma mater. I draw motivation and encouragement from those that came before me and have forged the legacy that I have had the pleasure and distinct privilege to inherit, and pass on to the Zeebs that will come after me. So, thank you to the Zeta Beta Tau alumni for this legacy.

 

What impact will receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship have for you?

 

Receiving a Zeta Beta Tau Foundation scholarship has ensured my college success in positively contributing to my college education and experience, both financially and through the generous support of the Foundation's donor--which I am forever indebted to!

 

What does Brotherhood for a Lifetime mean to you?

 

Brotherhood for a Lifetime means a brotherhood that lasts forever, beyond the four years of an undergraduate education. This is what Brotherhood for a Lifetime is truly about, inheriting a legacy, contributing to that legacy, and always being a part of that legacy -- for a lifetime.

 

What are your career aspirations and goals for the future?

 

My career aspirations are to contribute and provide opportunities in the lives of others through the opportunities granted to me as a public servant. Whether through my scientific ventures or through contributing to the lives of college hopefuls actively pursuing higher education, my desire is to continue serving my community, and my long-term goal is to serve my country at the pleasure of the American People.

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