Services for Students with Disabilities

Ross School of Business Friedland Family Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to one (1) full time Ross Undergraduate student for the 2022-2023 academic year, in the amount of $4,000. This is a one-time only award.

Past awardees are welcome to reapply.

Criteria:

Must be a full time Undergraduate student (12+ credits) at Ross School of Business.

Must be able to show documented support of Dyslexia or a Language Learning Disability diagnosis by either being registered with the Services for Students with Disabilities Office or by submitting a letter from a health professional confirming diagnosis.

A short essay is required for this scholarship and the student must abide by the Ross Honor Code and the Ross Student Code of Conduct.

Deadline:

Application closes on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 8:00am (EST).

Application Link:

Friedland Family Goldman Gives Scholarship Application (google form)

Questions, please contact: Ross Financial Aid at rossfinaid@umich.edu


Ross School of Business Savage Scholarship Fund for Students with Dyslexia

This scholarship will be awarded to two (2) full-time Ross Undergraduate students for the 2022-2023 academic year, in the amount of $5,000. This is a one-time only award.

Past awardees are welcome to reapply.

Criteria:

Must be a full time Undergraduate student (12+ credits) at Ross School of Business.

Must be able to show documented support of Dyslexia diagnosis by either being registered with the Services for Students with Disabilities Office with Dyslexia or by submitting a letter from a health professional confirming Dyslexia diagnosis.

A short essay is required for this scholarship.

Student must also abide by the Ross Honor Code and the Ross Student Code of Conduct.

Deadline:

Application closes on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 8:00am (EST).

Application Link:

Ross Student with Dyslexia Scholarship Application (google form)

Questions, please contact: Ross Financial Aid at rossfinaid@umich.edu


Alex Powell Scholarship

In honor of Alex Powell who was a student at Michigan State and was treated at UM for cancer.  As celebrated each year at Alex's Great State Race which is a fundraiser for SSD. Alex's Great State Race will occur on October 28, 2022.

This scholarship fund is for undergradute students with financial need who are registered with SSD. Two candidates will be selected and awarded $1,000.

Students must complete a one page essay and indicate their anticipated graduation date.

Essays were due by March 18, 2022 at noon.


E. Royster Harper ACHIEVABILITY Award

E. Royster Harper ACHIEVABILITY Award

E. Royster Harper devoted her career to providing programs and support to every student at the University of Michigan so that they could achieve their full potential. The E. Royster Harper ACHIEVABILITY Award honors Dr. Harper’s commitment to creating an environment that allows every student to have Achievability. Students applying for this award should indicate which groups they are involved with or actions they have taken to enrich the University’s community.

Eligible students:  Mobility impaired, visually impaired, and/or hard of hearing students registered with Services for Students with Disabilities. 

Candidates for this scholarship are chosen from Saul and Shirley Lederer Merit Award essays. 

Award amounts determined by donors.

Essays were due by March 18, 2022 at noon.


Beverly J. Waterman Scholarship for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

The Beverly J. Waterman scholarship is open to fulltime students who are in good academic standing and are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Requirements:

  • Students must be registered with Services for Students with Disabilities Office at the University of Michigan
  • Applicants must be a full time student that is in good academic standing
  • Must be Deaf or hard of hearing

Application process:

Applicants need to submit a brief essay as to intent of the funds if awarded, up to $1,000.

Essays were due by March 18, 2022 at noon.


Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship Program

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is committed to enabling students living with spinal cord injury (SCI) to receive affordable, quality educational opportunities and to eliminate barriers for academic success. Eligible University of Michigan students (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses) can apply for the Neilsen Scholarship Program for grants that may support students' various finances, including tuition and many other fees.

Scholarship is now Closed


Giving to SSD

Want to support SSD in its various endeavors? The following funding areas are set up to encourage the growth and involvment of students with disabilities at the University. Donate today!


Jessie Ridley Foundation Scholarship

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.

Application now closed.


Wesley Smith Memorial Award

The Wesley Smith Memorial Award is an annual award available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Each year, one recipient will receive a $500.00 cash award in recognition of curricular and co-curricular success at the University of Michigan. 

Requirements

  • Students applying must be enrolled for the Fall term as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Students must be deaf or hard of hearing and registered with the SSD office.
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Application Process
Please submit your name and student ID number. Write an essay describing your academic career, accomplishments, and indicate your anticipated date of graduation.

Essays were due by March 18, 2022 at noon.


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