Services for Students with Disabilities

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The Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarships are typically awarded to four to seven students in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000.  All application materials must be submitted to Services for Students with Disabilities.

The following are required of a student applying for Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarship:

  • Student must have filled out a Financial Aid Form
  • Student must be enrolled in both Fall and Winter semesters
  • This award is for students that have a visual or hearing or mobility impairment or a chronic health condition.
  • Student must have a permanent disability with documentation on file with SSD
  • Student must have financial need.

The following will be considered when awarding the Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarship:

  • financial need
  • parental income
  • type of disability
  • funding received from Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Council for the Blind or other rehabilitation agency
  • graduate or undergraduate status


On a sheet of paper please give your name, phone number and student ID number. Indicate if you are a U.S. resident, your graduation date and the number of hours for which you are currently enrolled.

Then please describe:

  • Your financial situation and how you would use a Ridley Scholarship
  • Your parents' careers and income (even if you are a graduate or independent student)
  • Your career objective and the qualities you possess which make you a candidate worthy of this scholarship.

This application can be delivered or emailed to:

Services for Students with Disabilities
G664 Haven Hall, 505 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045

Students receiving awards will be notified in late fall/early winter.  Funds will then be distributed directly to each students’ account for the calendar year.