Scholarships

Outstanding students pursuing their career goals have the opportunity to receive one of two scholarships awarded by the Mary Free Bed Guild.

The Guild has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships since it established the Minority and Disability scholarship programs. The goal is to reward high-achieving students and hope they’ll consider Mary Free Bed when it’s time to join a workforce dedicated to restoring hope and freedom.

Scholarship Winners 2019

Disability Scholarship

History
The Mary Free Bed Guild created the Disability Scholarship Program in 2013 for people who meet challenges similar to those faced by the patients Mary Free Bed treats.

Award
An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship for tuition, room and board if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts may vary depending on individual needs.

Recipient Selection
The scholarship selection committee includes the Mary Free Bed Guild and hospital leaders who 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
  • Cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in chosen area of study)
  • 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 in at least a half-time status (half time as determined by the school)
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other volunteer activities
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
  • Permanent resident of Michigan

 

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
616.840.8802 – phone
mfbscholarship@maryfreebed.com

Minority Scholarship

History
In 2002, the Mary Free Bed Guild created the Minority Scholarship Program to promote diverse staffing to better meet the rehabilitation needs of patients.

Award
An individual is eligible to apply for a one-year scholarship tuition, room and board if he or she meets the established criteria. The scholarship amounts may vary depending on individual needs.

Recipient Selection
The scholarship selection committee includes the Mary Free Bed Guild and hospital leaders who 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 program or graduate-level physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, therapeutic recreation, orthotics or prosthetics, or neuropsychology program
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale (overall and in chosen area of study)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability through participation in community service, extracurricular or other volunteer activities
  • Black or African American, Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse populations
  • Permanent resident of Michigan

 

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
616.840.8802 – phone
mfbscholarship@maryfreebed.com