History of the Zeta Lambda Education Foundation

The Zeta Lambda Education Foundation was incorporated in 1998; its charter recorded on September 10th in Hampton, Virginia.  The foundation is a public not-for-profit organization and is the philanthropic arm of Zeta Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The purpose of the foundation is to award scholarships or student aid for the advancement of education, supporting activities at all grade levels, as well as making contributions to other organizations that promote educational opportunies across the peninsula. 

While the Zeta Lambda Education Foundation has been in existence for 11 years with limited activity, a recent reorganization has enabled the foundation to refocus on its core competencies with a renewed mission to serve the education needs of the Hampton Roads community, primarily on the Virginia Peninsula stretching from Hampton to Williamsburg.

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Our Mission is to students "Excel in High School and Go to College," by demonstrating a commitment to our community through the promotion of education opportunities.


The Zeta Lambda Education Foundation promotes education initiatives and awards scholarships to high school seniors in Newport News, York County, and Williamsburg, Virginia.  The Foundation ultimately wants to see all students “Excel in High School, Go to College” and is committed to supporting the advancement of education and educational opportunities in our community regardless of race, gender, religion, or economic standing.