Scholarship Program

The Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program

LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of being the largest Scholarship assistance program in the area. Throughout the past twenty eight years, the Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction more than $1.3 million dollars in scholarships.

Who May Apply?                                                                                                                                    Click Here for any questions

  • Senior High School Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students

Do I have to be of Arab descent to qualify?

No. This program is open to all students regardless of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

LAHC does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Scholarship Amount:
Please read carefully:
The monetary value of the scholarship varies from one academic institution to another, pending the matching agreement we have in place with these universities. The LAHC portion of the scholarship is deposited directly into the students’ accounts and matched by that particular university accordingly. Recipients who choose to switch universities after applying for the scholarship, risk altering the final value of the scholarship received.

Click Here for a copy of scholarship levels & opportunties per academic institution

General Criteria:

  • Scholarship Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the Unites States and reside in the state of Michigan.
  • Financial need is highly considered.
  • All scholarship recipients are expected to attend the following two mandatory meetings. No Exceptions! if you believe that you are unable to commit to attend these two important meetings, we advise you not to proceed with the scholarship application.
  1. LAHC 28th Annual Awards Gala: Friday May 6th, 2016- Royal Dearborn Hotel and Convention Center 
  2. Meeting with Scholarship Recipients: April 29th, 2016- at 6:00 p.m. LAHC Office-Dearborn

An extra credit will be given to applicants as follows:

  • Applicants majoring in certain fields specified by the scholarship program sponsors as a condition for awarding the scholarship
  • Applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in universities that contribute towards the Scholarship Fund.

Deadline to apply: April 6th, 2016

Required Documents:

All required documents [including the 2 letters of recommendation] must be submitted electronically by the student, along with the scholarship application at one time. Applications submitted via email, mail or delivered by hand will be rejected. No exceptions!

Below is a list of the required documents:

  • Application form
  • Academic Transcripts: Most recent Academic Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendations. Letters should be from faculty members familiar with the student’s character and academic performance. Letters must be recent and must be on letterhead of the institution.
  • A copy of your current Student Aid Report (SAR). Report 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 on time to meet the deadline.
  • A 500-word essay: With the Presidential election looming, how would you encourage and empower young people to become more civically engaged and ensure they are registered to vote? In 500 words or less, share what you would do to encourage civic engagement among your peers who may seem disenfranchised.
  • ACT Test Results (High School Students Only

 Now that you have all the required documents ready                                                                     Click Here for any questions