The Burt Black Memorial Scholarship managed through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) provides $1,000 scholarship annually to a UM student with a learning disability or paralysis who embodies the qualities of optimism, determination, courage, and a zest for life; has demonstrated involvement in school and community; and has persevered in academic achievement. The award can be used for tuition, books, or other related educational expenses related to accommodations for disabilities.
All application materials must be submitted to Services for Students with Disabilities by October 11, 2013. Students receiving awards will be notified by the end of October.
The following are required of a student applying for this scholarship. The student must:
Be enrolled Fall 2013 and Winter 2014
Have a learning disability or paralysis with documentation on file with SSD.
The following will be considered when awarding the scholarship:
Qualities of optimism, determination, and courage
Demonstrated involvement in school and community
Type of disability
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR BURT BLACK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
On a sheet of paper please give your name, phone number, email address, and student ID number.
Then please describe:
How you would use the Burt Black Memorial Scholarship.
What your involvement in school and the community is and has been.
Your career objectives and the qualities you possess which make you a candidate worthy of this scholarship.
If disability documentation is not already on file with the SSD office, please include a letter documenting your disability from a physician, or from an educational, therapeutic, diagnostic, or rehabilitation agency.
By October 11, 2013 this application must have been delivered to:
Services for Students with Disabilities
University of Michigan
G664 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003
Decisions regarding the recipient of this award will be made by the end of October.
If you have questions call the SSD office at (734) 763-3000 Voice/TDD.
We are grateful to the Blacks for this award and to AAACF for their expert management of funds for this award.