The Ramzi Halabi Memorial Scholarship 

Nick Halabi, co-owner of Nick’s Lounge, lost his brother Ramzi Halabi when he suddenly passed away in October of 2020. Due to Covid-19, he was unable to return to Lebanon to attend the funeral and grieve with his family.

Ramzi was born in Yanta, Lebanon on March 22nd, 1971. He was a beloved father, husband, brother, son, uncle and friend. He was an active member of his community. As the leader of a local Boys and Girls’ club for 25+ years and a teacher, Ramzi was a natural mentor.

To honour his brother, Nick’s Lounge has created the Ramzi Halabi Memorial Scholarship. This $500 award will be granted to a high-school student who wishes to pursue business or entrepreneurship in their post-secondary studies.

Nick’s Lounge, was founded by Nick Halabi and Nick Kamaleddine in 2018. Both entrepreneurs have been in the restaurant industry for 20+ years. They are wanting to provide an opportunity for a local student to pursue their dreams of one day starting their own business.

We thank all the local students participating in this scholarship, in honour of a great man who lost his life too soon. We look forward to providing this scholarship to the Lakeland.


Nick H. & Nick K.

Ramzi Halabi

March 22 , 1971 – October 26 , 2020

Applications for the 2024 RAMZI HALABI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP opens on March 1, 2024 and will close on May 1, 2024. A winner will then be announced on June 1, 2024. 

How to Apply

Each student interested in this scholarship must submit a 500 maximum word essay, with the questions below answered:

  1. Tell us about yourself!
  2. What are your career goals?
  3. Why should you be the one to receive this scholarship?
  4. Why business or entrepreneurship?

This scholarship is for students wanting to pursue post-secondary education in the business or entrepreneurship field; however, those who are pursuing a different post-secondary education with the hopes of starting their own business are also encouraged to apply.

Please submit all essays to in PDF form. Include your name, year of graduation or estimated date of graduation, high school name, and the name of the post-secondary program you’ll be attending in the fall of 2024, in the email. You may be asked to provide a document with your acceptance or conditional acceptance to the post-secondary institution. If you have any questions, please email The deadline to submit an essay is May 1, 2024. A winner will be announced on June 1, 2024. We look forward to reading the submissions and wish all those participating good luck! 

2021 Scholarship Recipients: Melanie Jubinville (Melanie received the scholarship donated by Kevin and Janine Hebert) & Jacelyn Antoniuk

2022 Scholarship Recipient: Noah Dechaine

2023 Scholarship Recipient: Ryan Seward