Release Date: 
Friday, June 11, 2021

Henry Ford Village rewards student employee “rock stars” with scholarships

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Last month, Henry Ford Village (HFV), a Dearborn-based retirement community, awarded more than a dozen college scholarships to its employees who recently graduated from high school during its Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

More than 300 scholarships have been awarded to high school seniors over the past 28 years. All the scholarship recipients have worked in one of HFV’s three dining venues. This fall, they will either attend HFC, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, or Wayne State University.

Two scholarship recipients, Adam Fatteh and Mohamad Zahwi, attend Henry Ford Early College, which is a partnership between HFC, Dearborn Public Schools, and Henry Ford Health System in coordination with Wayne County Regional Education Service Agency and the State Board of Education. Students in this 5-year program earn their high school diploma from HFEC, their associate degree from HFC, and become certified in a health profession through the appropriate regulatory body after passing the certification exam.

“This year’s scholarship recipients have made the entire Henry Ford Village community proud,” said Dr. Karen Ross of the HFV Board of Directors. “They have consistently demonstrated a commitment to working through the pandemic. They are our rock stars.”