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Posted by Tess Waggoner on January 09, 2020 in Blog

Applications for the 2020 Helen Abbott Community Service Awards are now live!

Eligible high school and college students are encouraged to apply for the Arab American Institute Foundation's scholarship, which is awarded annually to students who demonstrate commitment to community service and pride in their Arab heritage. 

Click here to learn more and access the 2020 application form. Applications will close on March 1, 2020. 

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AAIF Scholarship

Posted on January 18, 2019 in Opportunities


Helen Abbott, friend, humanitarian, and philanthropist, made dreams come true in the Lincoln Park Community of Fort Pierce, Florida. Upon arriving in the community in 1989, Ms. Abbott noticed that most of the individuals needing affordable housing and paying rent were black. The bell of discrimination rang in her head, and her active mind started thinking of ways in which she could become active in her new community. Ms. Abbott donated $500,000 from her personal funds and worked closely with the City’s Housing Authority to secure an...