The Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program:
The 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. Over the past twenty Six years, the AASF program has awarded over 1,200 students of high academic distinction over $1.3 million dollars in scholarships. Being aware of the importance and necessity of higher education, and the hardships and obstacles students are facing due to exorbitant tuition levels, the LAHC has established the AASF to encourage and help these young achievers to pursue their academic dreams. The mission of this program is to provide scholarships to deserving and underprivileged students who possess the skills and desire to seek higher education; including high school graduates, college undergraduates and graduate students.
Who May Apply?
- 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.
Criteria of Eligibility:
Applicants must Meet G.P.A. Requirements:
- Senior High School Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
- Undergraduate student applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
- Graduate student applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA.
Applicants must maintain full time status:
a. Graduate students – 8 credits or more
b. Undergraduate students – 12 credits or more
c. Senior High School students – not applicable
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and reside in the state of Michigan.
Financial need is highly considered.
An extra credit will be given to applicants as follows:
Applicants majoring in Mass Communications and Political Science; other fields might also be specified by scholarship sponsors as a condition for awarding the scholarship
Applicants enrolled or planning to enroll in universities that contribute towards the Arab American Scholarship Fund.
Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer for 6 hours of community service to support annual activities hosted by the LAHC.
Deadline to apply: April 6th, 2014
All required documents along with the Scholarship application must be submitted electronically at one time. Applications submitted via 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 in time to meet the deadline.
- A 500-word essay: We live today in a diverse society comprised of people from different ethnic backgrounds, creeds and countries of origin. Describe how important it is to embrace diversity while maintaining a sense of pride in your ancestral heritage. Off-topics will cost points, please adhere to the subject.