Scholarship Program

Ways to contribute to the Scholarship Program:
- In Memory of a loved one or close friend who recently passed (Any Amount).
- Establish an Annual Memorial Scholarship Gift for a specific amount ($250, 300, 500, 1000, etc.) to be included in the award amount given a graduate the year of. A Memorial Page will be added to program book.
-  Support the program by taking an ad in the annual program book. Please See Details below.

For any of the above methods, make a check payable to LAC  Scholarship Fund, make note for the purpose, and mail to Lebanon American Club,  22 West Street Danbury, CT 06810.
49th Annual LAC Scholarship Award Dinner at the Amber Room  - June 9, 2022

We are proud to announce the 49th Annual Lebanon-American Club Scholarship Awards to be presented to a Club member's son or daughter on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury.  The graduating recipients will be recognized for academic achievement, fine character and leadership ability. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who plan to pursue higher education and who demonstrate their ability to achieve academic success. This year the following graduating seniors will be honored and  awarded: 

                                         Matthew Gleissner                  Matthew Merhi

                                      Aidan Nagarsheth                   Peter Taweh


Lebanon American Club Scholarship Dinner RSVP by May 23rd 
Number of people attending ____________ at $65.00 per person, total $ ______________
                                                ($75 per person for walk-ins and late reservations)
Names of all Persons Attending and Dinner Choice**

_____________________________    ___Chicken Oreganato  ___Grilled Salmon ___ Prime Rib
_____________________________    ___Chicken Oreganato  ___Grilled Salmon ___ Prime Rib
_____________________________    ___Chicken Oreganato  ___Grilled Salmon ___ Prime Rib
_____________________________    ___Chicken Oreganato  ___Grilled Salmon ___ Prime Rib
_____________________________    ___Chicken Oreganato  ___Grilled Salmon ___ Prime Rib
** Vegetarian Dinner Choice and Kids Meal for Children Under 12 available upon request.   

Your Name: _______________________________________________________
Phone:______________________ email: ________________________________

Make check payable to Lebanon American Club (LAC) & Mail to:

LAC Scholarship Committee
22 West Street
DanburyCT 06810

If you have any questions, please contact Ghassan & Betty Najm at 860-350-9740 or send an email to


                                                   LEBANON AMERICAN CLUB

Please check your choice of Ad size:

Full pg.  _______ $140,    Half pg._______$75,   Quarter pg. _______$45
Name:  ___________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
City: _______________________ State _____________ Zip-code_________________
Phone:______________________ Email: _____________________________

We ask that you email your camera ready ad copy to: If you cannot send via email you may mail to Lebanon Club Address below, NO LATER THAN May 23, 2022
(Please state the size of the ad in your email.)

Message: please use this option only if you cannot provide camera ready copy or state use the same as last year.

Make checks payable to: Lebanon American Club (LAC) & Mail your check by May 25th to:
                          LAC Scholarship Committee
22 West Street
DanburyCT 08610

If you have any questions, please contact  Ghassan Najm at 860-350-9740


Applications - Closed

Applications submission deadline for eligible graduates (see eligibility and application below) is Monday May 2nd. This should include all requested materials. Interviews will be scheduled remotely shortly after. We plan on having a program book and a formal dinner at the Amber Room.


1.  Applicant must be graduating from high school, prep school, or trade school this school year.
2.   Applicant must be continuing education in at least a two year program such as college, junior college, nursing school or other educational institution.
3.  Applicant must be the son or daughter of a member of the Lebanon-American Club or member of the Ladies Auxiliary who is single mother.  Father (or mother in the case of the Auxiliary) must be a member in good standing for at least two years, this year as  of January 2020.
4.  Applicants must complete the scholarship application, essay and submit Digital photo of himself/herself (Closeup/Passport Photo like) no later than Monday, May 2, 2022.
5.  Applicants are asked to provide personal information including names of parents, the high school attended, college choice, future goals, etc.
6.  Scholarship Selection Committee will interview each applicant at appointments to be scheduled after submission of scholarship application.

Scholarship applicant's attendance is required at the Dinner on June 9, 2022, to be eligible for any award, exceptions will be made for extreme circumstances.  While formal invitations will be mailed please save the date and note reservations are required by Mon. May 23, 2022 
            WHERE:                    The Amber Room Collannade
                                                            1 Stacey Road,  DanburyCT
                        WHEN:                       Thursday, June  17, 2021
                        TIME:                         6:30 PM Cocktails (Cash Bar), 7:30 PM Dinner      

See Application, Dinner and Program Book Forms Below... You may print or Copy and Paste into a word document(s).

Copy and Paste into Word:

The Lebanon American Club
of Danbury, Connecticut, Inc.

STUDENT’S NAME:__________________________________________
ADDRESS:  _________________________________________________
EMAIL: ____________________________________________________
MEMBER'S NAME: __________________________________________
MOTHER'S NAME: __________________________________________
HIGH SCHOOL:  ____________________________________________
Please provide your high school and community experiences by completing this form
(using additional pages as necessary) and return along with 2 photographs
(digital format preferred) suitable for reprinting in local newspaper and Dinner
Program book no later than Monday May 2nd, 2022:

You may submit your application and photographs via email:
Or via U.S Mail to: 

David Cappiello, Co-Chair
Lebanon Club Scholarship Committee
c/o 31 Old Farm Hill Road                                                                             
NewtownCT  06470

Please have your guidance counselor submit a copy of your transcript and two
letters of recommendation to the email or address above No Later than Monday
May 2nd. Even if your transcripts are not available by the deadline please
submit your otherwise completed application by the deadline. Contact
David Cappiello at (203) 240-3715 with any questions. 

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: (clubs, student government, music & stage productions
and sports etc.)






ESSAY: Using a separate page in 150-200 words state the significance or special

meaning receiving a scholarship from the Lebanon-American Club has for you.


Congratulations to the 2021 Graduating Seniors - 
Alexandra Terzis and Keily Bourjeili 


                           The 2020 graduates were invited to be recognized at the formal event. 

          L to R: Dana Elkhoury, Nick Dimyan, Molly Mead, Maron Salame, Leyia Istambouli

    Separately, we also congratulates Sarah Fayad who received the special Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship 


In 2020 - Due to COVID-19, the Scholarship Award formal Dinner was Cancelled. Instead, a Clap Honk and Wave drive by with Take out Dinner at the Amber Room was held at  Friday Night July 10 was held.

2020 Graduates  recognized by the club are:
Kamil (Maron) Salame of  Brunswick School
Leiya Istambouli, Dana El Khoury and Mary (Molly) Mead of Danbury High, 

                   And Nick Dimyan of New Fairfield High



Congratulations to the 2019 Graduates, 46th Annual Scholarship Awards Recipients:
Vincent Delucia of Bedford NY
Joseph Merhi of Boca Raton FL
Rebecca Atallah of Watertown CT
Eli Nahom of New Milford CT  

Congratulation to 2018 Graduates, 45th Annual Scholarship  Awards Recipients: (from Left to Right)
                                           Connor Edward Gruda               Kamil Ramey
                                           Beth Anne McGuire                   Jason Taweh

Congratulation to 2017 Graduates, 44th Annual Scholarship  Awards Recipients: (from Left to Right)
                                        Spencer A. Mead - Danbury HS;      Mia Nahom     - New Milford HS ; 
                                        Andreah Orr - Danbury  HS;            Cross Binette   - Pauling HS; 

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates, 43rd annual Scholarship Awards Recipients (left to Right):                                        Ryan Ramey, Danielle Reisert,  Chloe Haddad,  
                                  Jena Bourjeili, Griffin Henley and Jared Shakro.

We also were honored to have Ghassan El-Eid,  Ph.D., Associate Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Central State University, as the guest speaker. Theme: Education: the investment that pays the best dividend".

The Lebanon American Club and Ladies Auxiliary had awarded duing the 42nd annual scholarships to eight graduates in 2015, left to right:
        Jackson Nahom, Cooper J. Mead,  Alyssa Enright, Paula Atallah, 
          Elizabeth Asmar,  Caroline Bruno, Ricky Jowdy and William Orr.

Mark Chory & Ghassan Najm                                                                                               
Co-Chairs,  LAC Scholarship Committee 

Congratulations to past Lebanon American Club Scholarship Recipients

                                                                   2012 Graduates

                                                                    2008 Graduates