Criteria of Eligibility:
Who May Apply?
Senior High School Students
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000.00 (One Thousand Dollars)
1. Applicants must be of Arab descent.
2. Undergraduate student applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Graduate student applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Senior High School Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Only High School Seniors can apply.
3. Applicants must be maintaining full time status:
a. Graduate students - 6 credits or more
b. Undergraduate students - 12 credits or more
c. Senior High School students - not applicable
4. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and reside in the state of Michigan.
5. Financial need will be considered.
Special consideration will be given for applicants as follows:
i. Applicants majoring in Mass Communications and Political Science; other fields might also be specified by scholarship sponsors as a condition for awarding the scholarship
ii. Applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in universities that contribute towards the Arab American Scholarship Fund.
* Relatives (members of immediate family) of the Executive Board members of the Lebanese-American Heritage Club are not eligible.
** Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer for 6 hours of community service to support annual activities hosted by the LAHC.
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR ENROLLMENT PROCESS HAS CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AT ONE TIME BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF April 6, 2013 FOR SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IS MISSING YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
1- Completed application form: complete and submit the application form ONLINE.
2- Academic Transcripts: previous colleges for new transfer students. If you are a Graduate student, please submit both your undergraduate and graduate transcripts.(Academic transcripts must be submitted electronically; in addition an official copy must be mailed to our office located at 4337 Maple Street, Dearborn, MI, 48126).
3- Two letters of recommendations. These should be from faculty members familiar with the student's character and academic performance. Letters must be dated later than January of the current year, and must be on letterhead of the institution.
4- A copy of your current Student Aid Report (SAR). Please submit a copy of all pages of the report, and the copy MUST include the EFC number (expected family contribution). The EFC number is an essential part of the scholarship selection process. To obtain the SAR with the EFC, you must submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. You can submit your application on the internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible so that you can receive your SAR in time to meet the deadline.
5- A 500-word essay: describe how you can contribute to the well being of your community after you complete your education. Off-topics will cost points, so adhere to the subject of CONTRIBUTION to your community.
Now that you have all the required documents ready, click here to apply