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Disability Scholarships & Minority Scholarships from Mary Free Bed

We offer several scholarship programs at Mary Free Bed. Below is information on our Minority Scholarship Program and our Disability Scholarship Program.

Minority Scholarship Program

The deadline for this year’s scholarship has passed. Stay tuned for information about the 2016/2017 academic year.

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

Award
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.

Contact
616.840.8703
scholarship@maryfreebed.com

Disability Scholarship Program

The deadline for this year’s scholarship has passed. Stay tuned for information about the 2016/2017 academic year.

History
The Mary Free Bed Guild, established in 1891, is a nonprofit organization that owns Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2013, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program intended for individuals with similar challenges as those treated by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital on a regular basis.

Award
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
• Must possess a diagnosed physical disability related to a brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, limb difference or overcoming any other serious acquired or congenital neurological condition treatable through rehabilitation
• Must be able to competitively apply oneself in the desired field of study, potentially with reasonable accommodations
• Student currently enrolled in, or accepted into an accredited college or university as at least a half-time status. (half time as determined by your school)
• Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
• Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other volunteer activities
• Must be a permanent resident in one of the following counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun
• Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in the chosen area of study)
• Citizen of the United States

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

Contact
616.840.8703
scholarship@maryfreebed.com