Services for Students with Disabilities

The Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarships are typically awarded to four to seven students in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000. This award is for students who have a permanent visual, hearing, mobility impairment or chronic health condition.


  • Student must have filled out a Financial Aid Form
  • Student must be enrolled in both Fall and Winter semesters
  • Student must have documentation on file with SSD
  • Student must have financial need

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

  • 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
  • Funding received from Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Council for the Blind or other rehabilitation agency
  • Graduate or undergraduate status
  • Impact of disability

Student Feedback:

  • Students will be asked for thank you letters and feedback on how scholarship funds are utilized.

Application now closed.

Students receiving awards will be notified in late fall/early winter.