For the 13th consecutive year, Dr. Ban Barbat has awarded a local high school senior the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship. This year’s recipient is Eisenhower High School senior Alaina K. Bernard. Excelling in subjects including math and science, Alaina’s choice of a pre-medical Chemistry major seems an appropriate path for this next journey in her life. She will be attending Michigan State University in the Fall.
This scholarship is awarded annually by Dr. Barbat to provide financial support for students pursuing a health-related career. While there were many excellent candidates, Alaina stood out in many ways. In addition to a high GPA and class rank despite a rigorous curriculum, Alaina has contributed to her family through part-time positions while also helping a brother with learning disabilities.
Eligibility for the Ban R. Barbat, DDS-PC Scholarship
requires the student to have a 3.5 GPA or higher, provide verification of acceptance into a college or university and include letters of recommendation.