Services for Students with Disabilities

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is committed to enabling students living with spinal cord injury (SCI) to receive affordable, quality educational opportunities and to eliminate barriers for academic success. Eligible University of Michigan students (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses) can apply for the Neilsen Scholarship Program for grants that may support students' various finances, including tuition and many other fees. Funding decisions would come through sometime late Summer/early Fall term.

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation “was established in 2002 as a private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI. Mr. Neilsen lived with a high-level spinal cord injury for twenty-one years until his passing in 2006. He was a visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit who led his companies with inexhaustible passion. Craig Neilsen wanted his foundation to contribute in a significant way to SCI research and to offer those with SCI the quality of life they deserve.” As a recipient of the Craig H. Neilsen Scholarship Program, his vision can hopefully continue through you in its dedication for individuals with spinal cord injuries to live full and productive lives as active participants in their communities.”

Here is a Newsletter article detailing our 2018 NSP recipients:

Please Contact: Erik Robeznieks at about this scholarship before getting too far into the application process.  

Scholarship is now Closed.