3rd Annual

Scholarship Gala

Friday, October 30, 2020

6:20 pm (EST)

Curtain Raises at 6:20pm – Featuring our Sponsors, Silent Auction Items and Celebration
Join us for a special evening as we bring the show to you!


Highlights from the 2019
Scholarship Gala

The American Educational Foundation (AEF) held its Annual Scholarship Gala on Thursday, April 19, at the Bellagio Banquet in Dearborn Heights, inviting hundreds of business and community officials and future student leaders for a celebration of community and scholarship.

The gala recognized seniors graduating from Star International Academy, Universal Academy and Universal Learning Academy which are managed by Hamadeh Educational Services (HES). Students achieved high-grade point averages and were awarded nearly $30,000 in scholarships. Proceeds raised will help support AEF in providing scholarships for deserving high school seniors as well as school enrichment programs, athletic programs and career pathways exploration for students at all 4 HES Academies.

The event’s keynote address was delivered by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, former NCAA basketball player and motivational speaker. The AEF also recognized cornerstone members who contributed to its progress. Those include Dr. Nassib (Ned) Fawaz, founder and CEO of Energy International Corporation (EIC), Dr. Anna Amato, an educator and consultant on education reform and schools of choice, and Captain Maysaa Ouza, Star International Academy alumni and a U.S. Air Force JAG Corps attorney.