Services for Students with Disabilities

The Adam Miller Memorial Fund

The Adam Miller Fund was established in June 1999 by Marlene and Alex Miller, Adam's parents. Largely funded by online donations, this important fund provides enrichment assistance for University of Michigan students with hearing, visual or mobility disabilities. Read more about Adam Miller's life and academic achievements at UM.

Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Funds | Rackham Graduate School

The Rackham Graduate Student Emergency Fund is intended to help meet the financial needs of Rackham graduate students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expenses during their degree program. Situations eligible for funding include such events as:

  • Medical, dental or mental health emergencies for the student or, in some circumstances, for immediate family members* who live with the student
  • Major accidents and events such as fire and natural disasters
  • Expenses related to the death of an immediate family member*

Wolens Speech and Language Fund

This fund is designed to support students who have speech disfluency issues, known commonly as stuttering. If you have this condition, or know someone who does, please let him or her know about this opportunity afforded to SSD. 

Financial Aid for Disabled Students -

Welcome to our financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. Below is a listing of numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

The Knox Fund

The James Edward Knox Memorial Fund at the University of Michigan was endowed in 2010 in honor and memory of Jim Knox. Distributions from the fund are earmarked to provide adaptive computer technologies to students in need of them. This fund is primarily used for situations where other monies are not available.

Photo of Jim Knox

Common Funding Sources

There are resources in and outside the University that provide information on scholarhips and federal loans.

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