LAHC Scholarship Program- 2024AY

LAHC is proud and privileged to be recognized as a leading advocate of higher education and to have the distinction of offering one of the largest scholarship assistance programs in the area. Throughout the past thirty-two years, LAHC has awarded nearly 2 million dollars in academic scholarships to area students. 

Who May Apply? Senior High School Students

Applications for graduating seniors open in January 2024 and close in March 2024. Application deadline is March 31st!

Scholarship funding is limited and completion of an application does not guarantee an award.

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 sent directly to the college/university, deposited directly into the students’ account, and matched by that particular university accordingly. Recipients who choose to switch universities after applying for the scholarship risk altering the final monetary value of the scholarship received.

General Criteria:

  1. Scholarship applicant must be a U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States and reside in the state of Michigan
  2. Senior High School Students
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 GPA or higher
  4. Demonstrate financial need

Required Documents:

All required documents 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/Information:

  • Online Application form
  • Most recent Academic Transcripts
  • 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 Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible so that you can receive your SAR on time to meet the deadline.
  • A 500-word essay:
    TELL US ABOUT A TIME YOU STEPPED UP AS A LEADER. Please provide a clear example of when you took on a leadership role, and what leadership qualities you have. Tell us what happened and how your involvement made a difference. Here, you can also highlight special accomplishments or recognitions you have received. Students often hire essaynow essay writers when they need to write or edit a paper.
  • List any extracurricular activities and community involvement/services

Click Here To Apply

$2,500 for Children of AFSA Members Attending College for the First Time in 2024Apply TodayThe Diann Woodard Scholarship is available exclusively to children of AFSA members in good standing. The online application is now open. The General Executive Board selects five awardees each year based on academic excellence, passion for volunteerism and display of exceptional work ethic. The program helps students continue their education journey by awarding a one-time $2,500 college tuition scholarship to outstanding high school seniors. An applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will be attending college for the first time in 2024.Students who apply must clearly express their goals for the future and appropriately tie these goals to their higher education aspirations. The application deadline is March 28, 2024.To apply, visit: more about the 2023 scholarship honorees by clicking here.


Red Wagon Fund


The Issam and Dr. Rima Abbas Endowed Scholarship is awarded to exceptionally driven and talented senior high school students at Fordson High School. The intent of this scholarship is to support motivated Fordson High School students who wish to make a difference in the world and who demonstrate a commitment to higher education. It is anticipated that each student will be awarded $1,000-$2,500. The fund will make all grant distributions directly to the student’s affiliated college or university once they are enrolled. All colleges and universities must be accredited.View full application instructions here

Applications are now open. You must download and review the application instructions before submitting. Applications due at 11:59pm on Monday, March 11, 2024.

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Be the generation to serve, inspire and change the world
Through our Student Leaders® program, we annually connect more than 300 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities throughout the U.S. to employment, skills
Student Leaders will:Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for eight weeksAttend the weeklong Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C.Develop leadership and career skillsConnect with like-minded students from your own community and across the countryCurrent Juniors and Seniors:Apply through January 17, 2024Apply today
We are looking for the next generation of community change-makers. If you or someone you know is a current junior or senior in high school and have a passion for improving the community, join us for an information session to learn more about the application process and program details.  This session is open to prospective applicants, parents, guardians, guidance counselors and advisors.
To learn more:Please visit our website to learn if you or a student you know is eligible for the program and to review our FAQs.For additional information, we invite you to listen to a replay of an information session. Registration via this link is quick and easy but must be completed prior to listening.Click here to apply for Student Leaders through January 17

Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs offers world-class instruction on a beautiful university campus! We invite you to learn more about our twelve academic programs at our upcoming virtual Discover Sessions. Discover how our programs can help your students prepare for the college experience while exploring their educational and career options.

Drama and Music
Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM

AI Scholars, CS Scholars and Summer Academy for Math and Science
Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Architecture, Art and Design
Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Art and Writing & Culture
Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Our programs vary in length and all offer scholarships. Participants must be rising juniors or rising seniors during the summer of 2024, and they must be 16 years of age by the program start date. Programs begin in June 2024. 

Register here, and please feel free to share this email with your students and families.


Marjorie C. Dawkins
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs

Rosa Parks Scholarship ($2,500) application is now available on our website:   

This is an annual scholarship, and we would encourage your school to ensure that our scholarship (and website) is included on your master list of scholarships.  This scholarship is open to all Michigan high school seniors.

The application is also available (you can copy/paste into your browser) at: 

                                                      Apply | Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation     

The deadline for filing is March 1, 2024.  Scholarship winners will be announced in mid-May.  

If you have questions or problems concerning the application, please email us at:

If you received this email in error, we would appreciate your sharing with the correct individual, or let us know and we will try to find the proper contact for the school.

Thank you,

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation

Hugh M. Archer Scholarship

Hugh Archer Memorial Scholarship
Two $4,500 Awards

Two scholarships, each valued at $4,500, are awarded to exceptional graduating students from public or private high schools in the Dearborn School District or attending the DPS Early College, Career Technical Education Programs or Virtual High School. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, community service, and adherence to the ethical standards of the Rotary 4-Way Test. These scholarships support the students’ enrollment at an accredited college or university.

Hugh M. Archer
June 22, 1916  July 15, 2005

Rotary International President 1989-1990 General Secretary, Rotary International Rotary International Director 1975-1977 District Governor, D640 1969-1970

Past President, Dearborn Rotary Club

Hugh M. Archer will always have a special place in our memories as one of our own District 6400 Rotarians who went on to be a great leader of Rotary International and who enjoyed Rotary to the fullest.

Hugh served as President of Rotary International in 1989-1990 and served as its General Secretary. A Rotarian since 1951, he was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Dearborn, Michigan. Hugh served Rotary International as a District Governor of D-640 in 1969-1970 and was a director in 1975-1977.

Hugh was chairman of Spiratex Company, a plastics extrusion company. He was chairman or director of several financial firms. He served his Country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Europe. Hugh was a registered professional engineer who received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his community, Hugh was active with the YMCABoy Scouts of America, and the Dearborn Schools.  He also served as a Director of Henry Ford Hospital.

Hugh Archer was a husband and father, an inventor, businessman, executive, scientist, ham radio operator, engineer, sportsman, attorney, researcher, community leader, Rotarian, banker, humanitarian, inspirational leader. Hugh is survived by his three daughters, June, Ruth, and Lucy.


The scholarship recipient shall be a high school senior attending a public or private high school, Early College, or Career Technical Education program within the Dearborn School District boundaries.

Selection will be based on:

  1. Academic achievement (Class standing, GPA, SAT, ACT, and Advanced Placement Courses)
  2. Leadership in class and extra-curricular activities
  3. Service experience at school and throughout the community
  4. Honors and Awards
  5. Exemplification of the Rotary Four-Way Test:

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


  • Applicant will pull application off the Dearborn Rotary website (, prepare the application, and mail the application with other requested documents to: Dearborn Rotary | Hugh Archer Scholarship
    P.O. Box 2347
    Dearborn, MI 48123
  • The Chair of the Hugh Archer Scholarship committee and two other appointed Rotarians act as the judging panel.
  • The winner will be notified by mail and e-mail; other applicants will be notified by e-mail only.
  • The winners must download and submit the “Scholarship Funds Request Form” found on the website under the “Scholarships” tab. Application specifies deadline for submitting form.
  • The winner will be invited to attend an evening Rotary Celebration Event in April/May to receive appropriate recognition.
  • Applications must be postmarked on or before February 5, 2024.
  • Application and enclosed documents will NOT be returned.


Click Here to download the Archer Scholarship Application


Pamela Adams Scholarship

Pamela Adams, a lifelong resident of Dearborn, dedicated her life to her family, education, and her community in Dearborn. Pamela believed that anyone could make a difference in their community, and held positions on the Dearborn School Board and the board for Henry Ford College for 18 years, and the Parent Teacher Association for decades….


Gerry Gostenik Sr. High Performance Scholarship for Vocational Studies


Gerry Gostenik Sr. High Performance Scholarship for Vocational Studies

The High Performance Scholarship for vocational studies is offered in honor of Gerry Gostenik Sr. Gerry was a Dearborn High School Alum, class of 1964. He taught Wood Shop and Auto Shop at Riverside and Dearborn High Schools, building a comprehensive curriculum and a hands on learning workshop. He believed in educational excellence in skilled…

Robert Cipriano Scholarship


Robert Cipriano Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of a dear friend of our school district – Mr. Robert Cipriano. Athletics was always a vital component in a child’s educational experience and this fund was established to keep that memory alive in the minds of our students. Taking the top student who exemplifies this in their life…

Norman Hammoud Scholarship


Norman Hammoud Scholarship

Norman Hammoud Scholarship This scholarship fund was created in honor of Norman Hammound, a former teacher and student of the Dearborn Public Schools. Mr. Hammoud was an all star football player at Fordson High School and went on to win two MAC championships at Bowling Green State University. Football helped play an important role in shaping…


100 renewable scholarships of $5,000 for 4 years (totaling $20,000) and 100 $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors across the country. In addition, the winning students select a teacher to receive a $500 gift card for making an impact on their lives.

Top 5 Places to Find Scholarships:

  1.  The College You Plan to Attend – use college websites to find merit based and/or need based scholarships
  2.  High School – this website, check weekly
  3. Community Organizations – i.e. Elks, Boy Scouts, church, 4H, etc
  4. Employers – yours or your parents may offer scholarship opportunities
  5. FREE Online Scholarship Searches – links above for FASTWEB and Career Cruising

LendEDU  helps students, graduates, and parents learn the ins and outs of paying for college and managing, saving, and growing money.

Strategies for Students Too Rich for Financial Aid and Too Poor for College

Winning a Scholarship – Best Practices

 Contact MI Student Aid at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687)
to help you with your scholarship search


 access the School Marketing Toolkit, which includes:

  • a printable PDF flyer
  • a selection timeline
  • sample social media posts
  • photos and videos to use in your posts
  • The 2022-23 application is open to high school seniors until 5 p.m. Eastern on October 31, 2022.

See program details and last year’s Coke Scholars.


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