DETROIT –– After receiving the highest number of applicants in its history, the Lebanese American Club of Michigan (LACOM) has awarded scholarships to five deserving students in Southeast Michigan. The scholarships will support the students’ academic expenses.
“Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are grateful to have continued and expanded the scholarship program,” said Dr. Constantine Mastory, president of the organization. “The Scholarship Committee was impressed with the great number of highly qualified candidates.”
Scholarship applicants were asked to complete a 500-word essay, which asked: “What is the greatest challenge of our time, and what solutions would you propose to address it?” The responses included the threat of online misinformation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the fight for racial justice, among a number of other topics.
The scholarship recipients are:
- Sarah Khreizat, Canton High School
- Zahra Makki, University of Michigan
- Leina Matta, Divine Child High School
- Gianni Menassa, Oakland University
- Mohamed Ali Reda, Fordson High School
“It is inspiring to see the world from the eyes of our next generation,” Mastory added. “I am encouraged by their proposals to build a better world, and I am proud that LACOM is able to support them.”
LACOM hosted a Virtual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7pm. The Ceremony was live-streamed on LACOM’s Facebook page.
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For more information about the Lebanese American Club of Michigan, visit lacom.org.