About Dr. Marjay D. Anderson
The Marjay D. Anderson Trailblazer Scholarship (MDATS) was established by the Blue Horizon Foundation in 2021 to honor the life of the late Dr. Marjay D. Anderson, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Zeta Chapter. The Scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis beginning in the spring of 2022.
Dr. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Prairie View A&M University with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She earned her Master’s Degree in Microbiology and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Zoology from Howard University. Dr. Anderson served as a distinguished professor and administrator at Howard University for 51 years. She was a member of several scientific honor societies and organizations, including Sigma Xi, Beta Kappa Chi, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Zoologists and the American Institute of Biological Science.
Dr. Anderson was a Diamond Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., where she held positions at the national, regional and local levels, including serving as the President of Beta Zeta Chapter from 1980 to 1984. She was a Zeta Dove and a philanthropist who received the Sorority’s Centennial Trailblazer Award at the National Convention in 2018. The MDATS was established to continue her legacy of academic excellence, generosity and service, and will be awarded to a graduating high school senior entering an accredited U.S. college or university full-time for training in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) career.