Our Donors

Andrew A. Mazzara

Andrew A. Mazzara

The Andrew A. Mazzara Endowed Scholarship was established in 2005 by faculty, staff, students, and alumni to honor the service of then retiring college president, Dr. Andrew A Mazzara. Under his 14-year helm as president, the college saw major construction and...

Arthur Jefferson Endowed Scholarship

Arthur Jefferson Endowed Scholarship

Arthur Jefferson served as a counselor at Henry Ford College from 1967 until his retirement in 1979, following a career in the U.S. Military and also as a teacher in Dearborn Public Schools District. Mr. Jefferson was a gifted musician. He was also very active in...

Christopher Dunn Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship

Christopher Dunn Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship

Mr. & Mrs. John K. Dunn established the Christopher Dunn Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship memory of their late son Christopher Dunn. John Dunn was a retired teacher from Henry Ford College.

David Cobb - Dearborn Outer Drive Kiwanis Club Scholarship

David Cobb - Dearborn Outer Drive Kiwanis Club Scholarship

To help students who wish to start or complete their education at Henry Ford College, the Dearborn Outer Drive Kiwanis Club offer an award of $500 to a student in financial need who shows community service. The scholarship honors David Cobb, past president of the...

Dearborn Rotary Nursing Scholarship

Dearborn Rotary Nursing Scholarship

Founded in 1905, Rotary International is a volunteer organization of 1.2 million members in over 160 countries. There are about 32,000 Rotary clubs who conduct service projects to address issues such as literacy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water, and...

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Devon Smiley Legacy Scholarship

Devon “Devo” William LaMarr Smiley was born July 1, 1998. He was his father’s dream and his mother’s gift. Devon was the youngest of three children, and learned early on to challenge his siblings’ way of thinking as they challenged him daily to leave a legacy. ...

Donald and Mary Kosch Endowed Scholarship

Donald and Mary Kosch Endowed Scholarship

To support students at Henry Ford College, Donald and Mary Kosch have established an endowed scholarship within the Henry Ford College Foundation. This scholarship is based on academic achievement in high school classes and financial need. Mr. and Mrs. Kosch’s...

Dorothy Mireck Endowed Scholarship

Dorothy Mireck Endowed Scholarship

Dorothy Mireck, who passed away on March 10, 1993, created an endowment to support students working toward their associate’s degree at HFC. Mrs. Mireck was a Dearborn Heights resident who returned to HFC while near retirement age, strongly advocated scholarly...

Dr. Ghassan E. Moubarak

Dr. Ghassan E. Moubarak

Dr. Ghassan E. Moubarak completed his pre-pharmacy prerequisites at Henry Ford College while being enrolled in the Henry Ford II Honors Program. He then proceeded to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Nevada and now practices...

Frederick P. and Violet Sharpe endowed scholarship

Frederick P. and Violet Sharpe endowed scholarship

Frederick and Violet Sharpe came to Dearborn in the 1920’s from England. Mrs. Sharpe was a professional secretary who passed away in 1994 at the age of 92; Mr. Sharpe was the chief engineer at Kelsey-Hayes and passed away in 1966 at the age of 66. This scholarship...

Garden Club of Dearborn Scholarship

Garden Club of Dearborn Scholarship

Since its founding in 1915 with Mrs. Henry Ford I as its president, the Garden Club of Dearborn has been dedicated to stimulating the knowledge and the love of gardening, and to promote civic beauty by encouraging and contributing to landscape development. In...

Gloria DeGrazia Ankeny

Gloria DeGrazia Ankeny

Gloria DeGrazia Ankeny was a proud graduate of Henry Ford Community College. She the first person in her family born in the United States and the first to attend college. She was able to complete her Associates degree at HFCC because she was a scholarship recipient.

Harold King Memorial Scholarship

Harold King Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established in Harold King’s Honor, focuses on academic excellence and the contributions of organized labor to American society reflects two major facets of Harold’s career. His role as a founding director of the College’s Honors Program and his...

Hood E. Biggers Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Hood E. Biggers Memorial Athletic Scholarship

An annual award is given in memory of Hood E. Biggers, a life-long resident of Dearborn, a 36-year employee of the City of Dearborn, and an active participant in Dearborn sports and community affairs who passed away on December 20, 1987.

Karl Yokie Endowed Teaching Scholarship

Karl Yokie Endowed Teaching Scholarship

Karl Yokie, a long time teacher in the Dearborn School District died in 1999. His family, colleagues and many friends established the Karl Yokie Endowed Teaching Scholarship to assist students and honor his lifetime dedication to education.

Kenneth Anderson Endowed Hospitality Scholarship

Kenneth Anderson Endowed Hospitality Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Kenneth Anderson, a student who was preparing for a second career in Hospitality Studies/Culinary Arts following a career as a pipe fitter with Ford Motor Company. Mr. Anderson died from injures incurred in the Rouge Plant...

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Krystyna Jasinksa - Class of 1957

“The Field of Nursing was the Finest Art” Academic Summary: Henry Ford School of Nursing, Bachelor of Allied Science University of Detroit, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Sienna Heights College – Registered Nurse Employment Experience: Was a...

Madalin & Stanley Vihtelic Endowed Scholarship

Madalin & Stanley Vihtelic Endowed Scholarship

Stan Vihtelic served as HFC’s Returning Vets Educational Advisor. He helped hundreds of returning veterans (especially Vietnam veterans) plan their academic programs, receive their full military education benefits, and successfully complete their Associate Degree...

Mazen Saleh Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Mazen Saleh Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Mazen Saleh Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established by Ernest and Mary Assel in honor of their son Mazen Saleh who died on April 13, 2001 at the age of 33. Mazen was a hard working, student, exemplary son, husband, and father. He dedicated his life to his...

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Monica Echeverri Casarez

This scholarship honors the memory of Monica Echeverri Casarez, a teacher in the School of Health and Human Services and a 2006 graduate of Henry Ford College’s Surgical Technician Associate Degree Program. The daughter of Colombian immigrants fluent in Spanish,...

Phyllis and Donald Dodge

Phyllis and Donald Dodge

Mr. Donald D. Dodge, as a memorial to his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Phyllis M. Dodge, established a memorial scholarship in her honor. Mrs. Dodge was born on June 5, 1923 and passed away on August 1, 2010, at the age of 87. Mrs. Dodge was a nurse at the University of...

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Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business (SOCAP) Esther Shapiro Annual Scholarship Fund

In 1993, The Great Lakes Chapter of SOCAP was seeking a way to recognize visionary leadership and high ethical standards in customer service and consumer affairs. To recognize and promote the highest standards of performance in every aspect of the consumer affairs...

Southeast Dearborn Community Council Scholarship In Memory of Iris Becker

Southeast Dearborn Community Council Scholarship In Memory of Iris Becker

The Southeast Dearborn Community Council Scholarship was created in memory of Miss Iris Becker, who was a teacher, activist and civic leader in the community.

Stephen Brandt

Stephen Brandt

Stephen Brandt was a Physics Instructor at Henry Ford Community College from 1977 until 1990, when the hard-fought battle he waged with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma came to an end. While a physics teacher at HFCC, Mr. Brandt was dedicated to his students and was one of the...

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Vivian Morton-Foster Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Mr. Albert Foster, as a memorial to his loving wife of 42 years, established a memorial scholarship in her remembrance. Vivian was a nurse for many years working in Obstetrics and Med Surgical in the Upper Peninsula and in the Detroit area. She won a government...