DEARBORN —Huntington National Bank and The Arab American News announce their second annual F.L.I.P. (Future Leaders in Progress) Scholarship Awards, available for current Dearborn and Dearborn Heights high school seniors. The scholarship program targets students with a grade point average of at least 2.5 who have demonstrated leadership and passion for community service. An exciting addition to this year’s program is the student-nominated F.L.I.P. Educator Awards, which will honor/acknowledge teachers, coaches, counselors and other educational support professionals who qualify for this award.
As part of the 2023 scholarship program, 25 awardees will receive between $1,000 and $10,000 for their post-secondary education. In addition, four Dearborn and Dearborn Heights Public Schools District educators will receive $1,000 in school improvement grants.
“Huntington National Bank is proud to support the F.L.I.P. Scholarship program as well as this year’s new educator grants,” said Gary Torgow, Huntington National Bank chairman. “We believe the scholarships are an investment in the lives of these outstanding young men and women who will be the future leaders of our community. We are grateful to be partnering with The Arab American News and its publisher, Osama Siblani, in this wonderful effort.”
Huntington National Bank and The Arab American News created the F.L.I.P. program to help ensure more students who demonstrate leadership in areas other than academics have access to scholarship dollars. The program addresses the evolving shape of education and the educational needs of a community that is deeply rooted in an immigrant work ethic and drive.
Students who apply for the F.L.I.P. Scholarship must plan to attend college or trade school in the fall of 2023.
“I would like to thank Huntington Bank for their valuable contributions and partnership for a second year on behalf of our communities and students in both public school districts, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights,” Siblani said.
Through the scholarship program, awardees can participate in internships and other enrichment activities beyond their graduation from high school.
Applications for the 2023 Huntington National Bank/The Arab American News F.L.I.P. Scholarship Awards are now open. The deadline for student applications is Friday, March 24. Students at eligible schools interested in applying should contact their counselor.
This year Dearborn Cardiology will join the F.L.I.P. Scholarship Awards by donating $20,000 to be distributed to deserving seniors, which will increase the total of the scholarship awards to $100,000.
“I would like to thank Deaborn Cardiology for the generous contribution and in particular Dr. Elias H. Kassab and Dr. Ashok Kondur for their partnership,” Siblani said.
Huntington Bank and The Arab American News will host this year’s F.L.I.P. awards ceremony on Thursday, May 11, in Dearborn.