At a Glance: Scholarships, Awards & Funding

 

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SSD Scholarship Opprtunities: 

Click here to access the SSD scholarship application

Hearing, Visual, and/or Mobility Disabilities

1) Saul and Shirley Lederer Merit Award - FALL

Provides an annual award of at least $1,000 to students connected with SSD who are active in the university community. 

Requirements: Essay, unofficial transcript and disability documentation

2) Ridley Scholarship - SPRING/SUMMER

Needs-based financial assistance towards education for students with sensorimotor disabilities or chronic health conditions. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation 

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

1) Wesley Smith Award - FALL

Annual award of at least $500 to an undergraduate student who is Deaf/Hard of hearing and is connected with SSD. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript, disability documentation and essay

2) Beverly J. Waterman Scholarship for Hearing-Impaired Students - WINTER

Scholarship to support full-time undergraduate students in good academic standing. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and medical or legal certification of hearing impairment

Vision Impairments

1) Norberto Salinas Memorial Fund - FALL

To provide either direct or indirect assistance to visually impaired students interested in science-related studies (preference for mathematics majors) 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation

Learning Disabilities

1) Nabi Family Fund - FALL

To provide financial aid and to purchase technological tools to assist with academic work

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation

2) Burt Black Scholarship - WINTER

Provides two $2,000 awards yearly to students with learning and/or physical disabilities. 

Requirements: Essay describing Burt Black characteristics (see scholarship opportunities link for details), unofficial transcript, and disability documentation

3) Jim and Patricia Read Support Fund - WINTER

Provides needs-based technology support for students with dyslexia. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation

All Disabilities

1) Caroline Sherbin Scholarship Fund - WINTER

Needs-based support for students connected with SSD. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation.

2) E. Royster Harper Achievability Award - FALL

Annuakl award of at least $1,000.

Requirements: Essay, unofficial transcript, and disability documentation

3) Central Student Government Campus Accessibility and Disability Affairs Commission - FALL

Needs-based scholarship to support students connected with SSD. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation 

4) Alex's Great State Race Fund Scholarship - WINTER

Scholarship support to undergraduate students who are connected with SSD. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript

5) Futterman Family Support Fund - WINTER

Scholarship for undergraduate students connected with SSD. Preference to Dyslexia and/or ADHD students. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript and disability documentation

6) Disability Funding - MONTHLY

Provides funds for things to make one's University of Michigan experience more enjoyable, such as assitive devices, extracurricular/social activities, learning experiences, and/or community outreach. 

Requirements: Unofficial transcript, disability documentation, and essay/statement with request

Services for Students with Disabilities, ssdoffice@umich.edu, 734-763-3000