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Rising Phoenix Foundation Launches the Dr. Stacie NC Grant Community Scholarship

Queens, New York, May 17, 2023 — The Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of its Dr. Stacie NC Grant Community Service Scholarship for 2023. The new scholarship will award a deserving student five thousand dollars ($5,000) to assist with the rising cost of higher education.

Dr. Grant is the 26th International President & CEO of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, an African-American Greek-letter organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 900 chapters globally, founded in 1920.

Professionally, Dr. Grant is the CEO of C&G Enterprises Unlimited, LLC, an MWBE firm that focuses on meeting facilitation and professional development training services.

She is a dedicated community servant and has spent countless hours volunteering her time and serving the community through civic engagement and her youth mentorship programs.

“The Rising Phoenix Foundation is excited to offer this outstanding opportunity to young people as they prepare to transition to the next phase of their lives,” said Dr. Katwona Warren, President of the Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc. “It gives us great pleasure to give back to the Queens community in support of students pursuing their career goals. As a former college student, I understand all too well the added pressure financial burdens can cause while working towards earning a degree. If our scholarship could help to ease that burden in any way, we have accomplished our goal.”

To qualify for this opportunity, the applicant must:

  • Be a high school senior that lives or goes to school in Queens, NY

  • Be accepted to a college or university for the immediate fall semester

  • Have a 80.0+ GPA (HS Transcript Required)

  • Have a record of community service work

  • Essay - One of Dr. Grant's favorite quotes is from Gandhi - “The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others." In a 500-word essay, please tell us about a contribution that you've made to your local community and why it was important for you to serve the community this way.

Applications must be submitted by Saturday June 10, 2023 11:59PM EST. Proof of enrollment must be provided by Thursday, August 31, 2023. Scholarship funds will be sent directly to scholarship recipient's college/university.

For more information, please contact The Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc. at

About The Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc.

The Rising Phoenix Foundation, Inc. is a public 501(c)3 charity organization incorporated in September 2019. The Foundation was created to bring added value to the community service projects of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Phi Zeta Zeta Chapter. It was organized by a group of community-minded women with a passion for helping those in need.

The focus is to award college scholarships to worthy high school students, cultivate strategic partnerships with local community organizations, and conduct community outreach service programs that will improve the quality of life for disadvantaged youth and adults in the Queens, NY area.

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