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Minority Scholarship Program


â–ºDownload the Minority Scholarship Program application for the 2015/2016 school year.

Deadline: Application must be postmarked by April 1, 2015.


The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a non-profit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing in order to meet the rehabilitation needs of our patients.


An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for education-related expenses if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts will vary depending on individual needs.

Recipient Selection

The Mary Free Bed Guild and Mary Free Bed Hospital managers comprise the scholarship selection committee and will select scholarship recipients based on the established criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled in, or accepted in, an accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student in a nursing, physical therapy, occupation therapy, speech language pathology, therapeutic recreation, or neuropsychology program.
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and chosen area of study)
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular activities, or volunteer involvement
  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
  • Applicants must have a permanent residency in the West Michigan area
  • Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander
  • Citizen of the United States

Revision Policy

The Mary Free Bed Guild reserves the right to revise the conditions and procedures for the Minority Scholarship Program, including termination of the program.

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