The Zenie Foundation
The Zenie Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to educational support
for deserving students who often are unable to access traditional means of financial aid.  
We seek highly motivated students who need additional financial support to access and
benefit from available educational opportunities.  Particularly, we are interested in
students who are not eligible or have limited eligibility for aid through typical funding

Scholarship awards are granted to recipients enrolled in or applying for education
assistance at an accredited junior college, college or university as a full-time student.

Scholarship grants are available for direct educational expenses such as tuition, books or
lab fees.  Grants are not given for computers, software or personal living and travel
expenses.  Tuition assistance grants are paid directly to the educational institution.  
Approved reimbursable expenses, such as books, will be paid once the Foundation receives
a detailed accounting with receipts from grantee.  A grantee may be eligible for
subsequent tuition grants once he/she submits a transcript for the prior period indicating
passing grades in all coursework.

The criteria used in selecting recipients are (in no particular order):
  • financial need;
  • demonstrated determination for education;
  • commitment to obtaining an undergraduate or graduate education.  

Determination and commitment are measured by a student’s previous demonstrated
efforts to obtain an education, including outside employment, educational loans, et cetera.
The application letter should reflect thoughtful content outlining these  efforts.  This
content is considered when trustees evaluate applicants.

Please email should you have any questions.
The Zenie Foundation funding cycle is closed for 2012.
We encourage students to submit 2013 applications beginning September 2012.