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ARAB AMERICAN AND CHALDEAN COUNCIL (ACC) ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE

Arab American and Chaldean High School Seniors Urged to Apply

LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. – February 19, 2014– The Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC), a premier nonprofit human service organization serving Southeast Michigan, has announced its 12th Annual ACC Scholarship Program.  The initiative offers financial assistance to high school seniors of Arab/Chaldean descent as they pursue higher education opportunities.

Scholarships will be based on academic excellence and financial need.  Applicants must have already been accepted to a college, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and participated in extracurricular and volunteer activities.  The application, which is due May 2, 2014 is available at www.myacc.org.

“Last year, we awarded a record 25 scholarships to area students,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, President, ACC.  “It is a priority of the ACC to ensure that students in our community have all the opportunities available to pursue their education and achieve academic success.”

Funds for the Scholarship Awards Program are generated from the ACC’s Annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Dinner, which also features a silent auction, scheduled this year for Tuesday, June 3 at Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield.  Last year, 250 people were in attendance.  Information on sponsorship and participation opportunities also can be found on the ACC’s website, www.myacc.org

About the Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)

The Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) is the premier nonprofit human service organization providing services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in Southeast Michigan.  Founded in 1979, the ACC provides counseling, health care, social services, employment training, job placement, translation, interpretation and youth services to more than 70,000 clients in metro Detroit. The ACC operates 40 outreach offices in the tri-county area, staffed with bilingual and trilingual professionals to serve the Arab American and Chaldean American populations and offer assistance to the Middle East refugee population.   For more information, visit www.myacc.org or call (248) 559-1990.

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