Scholarship Celebration highlights students, donors

Photo courtesy of Henry Ford Community College

Henry Ford Community College nursing student Monica Loftus (third from left) and Honors Program student Batool Ali Saad (fourth from left) were among dozens of students honored at the school’s Scholarship Celebration. With the students are John Lewandowski (left), executive director of the HFCC Foundation; HFCC President Gail Mee; and Dr. Walter Talamonti, fourndation chairman.

DEARBORN — The Henry Ford Community College Scholarship Celebration in April helped highlight the academic achievement of HFCC students and the contributions of donors.

This annual event, which is held each spring, brings the college community, dozens of HFCC students and scholarship donors together to honor the academic achievement and success of students and provide an opportunity to thank donors for their ongoing contributions.

“For many students, paying for college can be a challenge,” said John Lewandowski, executive director of the HFCC Foundation. “But through foundation programs and support of the community and HFCC family, we are pleased to offer the opportunity for our donors to directly impact students through scholarships, and thereby help students realize their dream of a college education.”

More than 350 students from the Dearborn and surrounding communities each academic year earn HFCC scholarships ranging from $250 to full tuition rides. The critical importance of these scholarships and the donors who support them through contributions is impossible to measure, Lewandowski said.

Established in 1982, the HFCC Foundation is a tax-exempt organization that raises funds in support of the college’s mission of providing affordable and accessible educational opportunities to area students and residents. The foundation is led by a voluntary Board of Directors, made-up of area business, labor and community leaders who share a passion for quality education for all.

To learn more about the Foundation and its work, call (313) 845-9620, email or go to the website at