Services for Students with Disabilities

Burt Black Memorial Scholarship

Managed through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), this scholarship provides two $2,000 awards each year to University of Michigan students with learning disabilities (not ADHD) or physical disabilities who embody the qualities of optimism, determination, courage, and a zest for life. 


NEW Scholarship Opportunities

Our office has recently received scholarship funding from various campus and private donors. Central Student Government has created an emergency medical equipment fund, and the Nabi Family Scholarship Fund will give $4,000 to two with learning disabilities. For more information on these and other awards, check out our website:

U-M bus driving past the Life Initiative building

Forbes Family Fund

The Forbes Family Fund is for U-M SSD registered students who have specific learning disabilities (LD) and are in need of technological equipment to augment their academic success. Students can apply for grants up to $1,000. 

Nabi Family Scholarship

The Nabi Family Scholarship gives $4,000 to two U-M SSD registered students with learning disabilities (LD) who demonstrate financial need and include a personal statement as to how this scholarship will benefit him/her in his/her academic career.