Career & Technical Education and Michael Berry Career Center

Otto Rowen Scholarship Winners

The Dearborn Rotary has approved the fifteen (15) scholarships in the amount of $2500 each for students graduating this June.  We had many excellent applications for the scholarship this year from all three high schools, the Michael Berry Career center, Henry Ford Early College and the Collegiate Academy.   Congratulations to all of our award winners, and thank you to committee members John Bayerl (DPS Chair), Angie Linder (Rotary Chair) and our judges Gail Welmers (EFHS) , Eric Miller (FHS), Jessica Zaleski (MBCC), Shiva Gumate (Rotary) and David Anderson (Rotary). 

HusseinChukrHenry Ford College (Collegiate Academy)Associate Degree – Nursing
AmirAlkhatibEdsel Ford HighAutomotive Technology (EFHS, FHS)
AnthonyKociubaEdsel Ford HighAutomotive Technology (EFHS, FHS)
AlishaArshadEdsel Ford HighBusiness Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship (MBCC)
LujainAlmawriEdsel Ford High/DCMSTComputer Programming (MBCC, DCMST)
AliBeidounDearborn High/DCMSTComputer Programming (MBCC, DCMST)
KhadejaRizviEdsel Ford High/DCMSTComputer Programming (MBCC, DCMST)
NylaAbdullaDearborn High/MBCCCriminal Justice and Law Careers (MBCC)
TianaItaniEdsel Ford High/MBCCCriminal Justice and Law Careers (MBCC)
AhmadAlgaraawiEdsel Ford High/MBCCHealth Sciences (MBCC)
MaramAlmuresiFordson High/MBCCHealth Sciences (MBCC)
MahdiBazziFordson High/MBCCHealth Sciences (MBCC)
ZynabAl-TimimiHenry Ford Early College – Health ScienceHenry Ford Early College – Health Science
Arlo-SageMolendaDearborn HighVideo Production (DHS)
LaurenBarkoffEdsel Ford HighWelding Technology (EFHS, FHS)

Picture of Otto J. Rowen

The Otto J. Rowen Scholarships are made possible by the Otto J. Rowen trust fund administered by the Dearborn Rotary Foundation. Mr. Rowen was a former Dearborn teacher, administrator at Woodworth School and Rotarian. For 2023/2024, there will be up to 15 scholarships awarded at $2,500 each. The students awarded are the best representatives of each vocational area, are interested in pursuing a career in their chosen vocation, have potential for future success in their field, and are recommended by their vocational instructors.

The Rotary Club of Dearborn through its Foundation states that the scholarship funds may be used for classes, tuition, books, school fees and specialized equipment needed for the related vocational program for each student. The unique aspect of this scholarship/grant is that the student who is not planning to attend college or pursue additional formalized training can use the money for equipment needed in his or her field. Only students from the Dearborn School System are eligible.