WMU adds matching funds to Detroit group's scholarship program

by Cheryl Roland
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University has agreed to partner with Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities by boosting the value of individual awards made by the organization's Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program. 

WMU will offer 10 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students a $2,000 matching scholarship to those scholarship winners who enroll at WMU. The Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program provides a $1,000 scholarship, so the WMU addition means students will receive a total of $3,000 toward tuition costs at WMU.

The scholarships begin in the fall 2016 semester. Those eligible to apply for the scholarships include senior high school students and transfer students, along with prospective and current WMU undergraduate and graduate students.

"Western Michigan University is committed to serving the individuals associated with Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities," says Dr. Christopher W. Tremblay, associate provost for enrollment management. "We look forward to providing financial support to encourage students to pursue their educational dreams at WMU."

Students interested in applying for this scholarship should visit lahc.org/scholarship-program.  The deadline to apply is April 6.

"The LAHC takes pride in establishing partnerships with quality academic Michigan institutions like Western Michigan University, helping to provide scholarship funding and encouraging the pursuit of higher education endeavors," says Wassim Mahfouz, LAHC executive director.

About Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities

LAHC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit human services organization, committed to the development of the community, in all aspects of its economic and cultural life. To fulfill this goal, the LAHC provides a wide range of human and cultural services as well as advocacy work. Its staff and volunteers have joined forces to meet the needs of low-income families by empowering and enabling people to lead more informed, productive and fulfilling lives. The LAHC provides comprehensive and holistic services to all people in need, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, race, religion, age or sexual orientation.

During the past 27 years, the Arab American Scholarship Foundation Program has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships to over 1,200 students of high academic distinction.

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