Rotary presents $5,000 to HFCC Foundation

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Dearborn Rotary Foundation Chairwoman Valerie Murphy-Goodrich (second from left) presents a $5,000 check to John Lewandowski (fourth from left), executive director of Development at Henry Ford Community College. Dearborn Rotarians include club President Hassen Hammoud (left), Eric Rader (third from left), Margaret Blohm (fifth from left) and John Artis.

DEARBORN – Dearborn Rotary Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Rotary Club of Dearborn, recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Henry Ford Community College Foundation for the Dearborn Rotary Club Endowed Nursing Scholarship.

Scholarships of up to $500 each are awarded annually.

“Students apply for the scholarship each year,” said John J. Lewandowski, executive director of Development at HFCC. “Depending on the annual earnings from the endowment, we usually award one to two scholarships each academic year.”

Scholarships are for current or incoming HFCC students in the nursing program. Students have until March 1 to apply for the upcoming academic year. Requirements are a minimum 3.25 grade point average and involvement in community service.

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books and fees. New and current HFCC students may apply for the scholarship online by going to

The Dearborn Rotary Foundation began funding its annual nursing scholarship in 1999. The scholarship became endowed in 2002.

“The Dearborn Rotary Foundation is pleased to continue our support of a nursing scholarship at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn Rotary Foundation Chairwoman Valerie Murphy-Goodrich said. “It is an investment in the health of our community and in education.”

The club distributes up to $35,000 annually through five scholarship programs for up to 20 graduating high school seniors from Dearborn schools in addition to the two HFCC nursing scholarships. This annual distribution is met through a variety of fundraising efforts.