Zeta Beta Tau Foundation

Undergraduate Profiles

By Lesley Miller —


Brendan J. Becker, Alpha Omicron (University of Arizona) 2020, is the recipient of the Alpha Omicron Alumni Scholarship. Becker is a junior working toward a degree in Architecture.

When Becker met the brothers at the Alpha Omicron Chapter, he knew he found the people he wanted to call his brothers.

“Being a brother of Zeta Beta Tau goes deep beyond the surface level, and I am proud to hold that title. I know that the men I surround myself with will remain in my circle for a lifetime to come.”

With his dreams set on becoming an architect, Becker is dedicated and committed to working hard. He says that receiving the Alpha Omicron Alumni Scholarship not only eases financial burdens from his single mother but shows the support and loyalty ZBT reciprocates to brothers.

Becker looks forward to a successful career, a life built on integrity and paying forward his good fortune.


Mario Martinez, Beta Pi (California State University – Long Beach) 2018, is the 2018 recipient of the Beta Pi Chapter Specific Scholarship.

Martinez studied civil engineering and has plans to pursue his professional engineering license. He hopes to join Engineers Without Boarders.

“This scholarship will allow me to take a semester off of work and focus on brotherhood and my education. It will lighten my financial burden.”

Brotherhood for a Lifetime is an important part of Martinez’s future. ““In good times or bad my brothers will always be there cheering me on or lending a hand. I know these memories and brothers will be with me for a lifetime.”

David and Elaine Freed Scholarship

Benjamin (Benjy) D. Herrmann, Alpha Delta (University of Southern California) 2020, is the 2018 recipient of the David and Elaine Freed Scholarship.

Herrmann is studying Physics with a minor in Finance. He plans to pursue a career in the aerospace or technology field.

“ZBT has provided many amazing experiences so far, but the most rewarding memory has been volunteering at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children. I realized the value and importance of giving, and the impact contributing your time can have on peoples’ lives.”

“Having this diverse academic background is very important to me, and I hope for it to play a key role in my future endeavors,” he says.

Herrmann is grateful for the relief the scholarship provides on his financial burdens. He says, “The scholarship allows me to put more focus on my academic work and my extracurricular contributions.