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.

Portrait of Adam Miller

Funding Available for Stutterers

On behalf of a very generous donor, SSD has set up a fund for students who stutter. The goal of this fund is to offer assistance and support to those who have speech dysfluency commonly known as stuttering.  

Outline of man with dialog box above his head

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*

U-M Office of the Provost | Student Emergency Funds

Students may experience an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, unforeseen expense while in school. The University offers several types of assistance for students in such special circumstances.

NOTE: Emergency funding may impact previously awarded aid, so it is important to coordinate with the Office of Financial Aid. Students are also encouraged to contact the student affairs office in their respective school or college.

Situations that warrant funding may include:


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. 


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