Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

There is one application for all available scholarships for students with disabilities. Please indicate the scholarship(s) you are interested in on the application.

To apply for the scholarship, you must:

  • Have a documented disability
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Live in the Washtenaw County school district

With the application, you must submit the following:

  • A 150-word personal statement of your academic/career goals and any special circumstances describing why should receive a scholarship
  • Documentation of your disability
  • One - two letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, employer or professional. Letters cannot be from family members.

Application Deadline:

The scholarships are available for one academic year and are usually awarded in the Fall.  If not awarded in the Fall, the additional deadlines apply.

Fall Semester - June 30
Winter Semester – October 20
Summer Semester – February 10

If you have questions about the scholarships, call 734-973-3342 or email [email protected].

Learning Disabilities Association Scholarship

The Learning Disabilities Association Scholarship is available to students who will attend or are attending WCC, with preference given to high school seniors who expect to graduate at the end of the year. The award has a maximum value of $500

Burt Black Memorial Fund Scholarship

The Burt Black Memorial Fund Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current WCC students who have physical and/or learning disabilities. The award is $500 for an academic year.

The Burt Black Memorial Fund was established in 2004 to honor Burt Black. He was a 1997 Huron High School graduate, a WCC student, and a student at the University of Michigan majoring in sports management and communication. Despite significant physical and learning challenges throughout his life, Burt persevered. He pursued his dreams and worked diligently toward his goals.

Scholarship applicants must be students attending or planning to attend WCC who have physical and/or learning disabilities and whose personal traits are consistent with the example that Burt set. Recipients are chosen on the basis of:

  • Personal traits of optimism, determination, courage, and a zest for life
  • Service to their community or school
  • Involvement in extracurricular school life
  • Academic success, as shown by a 2.0 or better GPA

Applicants who have both a physical and a learning disability receive priority.

Additional scholarships for students with disabilities are available and all student applications are assessed for eligibility.

Learning Support Services Scholarship Application