Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Scholarships

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2017 Scholarship recipients
Students can apply for ODS scholarships via the Financial Aid application for university scholarships. The 201718 Wright State University Online Scholarship Application deadline was January 3, 2017 (application opens in November). In order to be eligible for ODS scholarships, you must be registered with the Office of Disability Services, and check the box on the application that asks, "Are you registered with the Office of Disability Services?"

If you have questions about the financial aid and scholarship application process, please contact Raider Connect by email at RaiderConnect@wright.edu or by phone at (937) 775-4000. 

Scholarships Offered by Disability Services

  • ACB Ohio Scholarship: A scholarship ($ amount to be determined) will be awarded to a continuing student who is visually impaired and/or blind who is in good academic standing. Ohio residents will be given first consideration.
     
  • Adam Garapic Scholarship: A scholarship ($ amount to be determined) will be awarded to a continuing student with at least a 2.0 GPA, currently living in campus housing on Wright State main campus, with financial need, and who has demonstrated drive, commitment, and the ability to overcome various forms of adversity in their life. The recipient will also be recognized at the annual Residence Life Awards reception, held in April. Must submit a 500 word essay.
     
  • B. Jean Denney Disability Services Scholarship: The purpose of this scholarship is to support student employees of ODS.
     
  • Beavercreek Lions Scholarship: Beavercreek Lions Club sponsors a scholarship for students registered with the Office of Disability Services who have visual impairments and/or are blind who attend Wright State University.  
     
  • Eric L. Friedland Fund: $500 will be awarded to a continuing student registered with ODS to assist with the costs associated with international educational experiences, including assistance for students who are deaf, blind, autistic, and/or have mobility needs, and costs for personal assistance, guides, sign language interpreters, etc.
     
  • Fairborn Lions Scholarship: Please contact Jason Gepperth for more information on this scholarship.
     
  • Fred A. White Prize: $500 will be awarded to a continuing student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours, who has a documented disability and is registered with ODS, who has demonstrated academic achievement, leadership skills, participation in university activities, and/or made contributions to the university/community.
     
  • Fred A. White Endowed Scholarship: $2000 will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student with a documented disability and registered with ODS, who has demonstrated academic achievement by maintaining a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
     
  • George Vernooy Independence Prize: $100 will be awarded to a continuing student with a physical disability who has demonstrated increased independence. Must submit a 200-word essay.
     
  • Grabowski Family Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial support to students with disabilities and to veterans who are seeking a degree.   
     
  • Jeffrey Vernooy Scholarship: This scholarship is named after the late Jeff Vernooy. Jeff was the 3rd director of Disability Services, and this fund was created in honor of his commitment to advocacy and diversity, and his untiring service to Wright State for 36 years.  Please contact Jason Gepperth for more information on this scholarship.
     
  • Leber Family Fund: The Leber Family Fund will be awarded to a student with a disability who is planning to study abroad.
     
  • Lee R. and Mary Menke Memorial Scholarship: $3000 will be awarded to a continuing, full-time, undergraduate student, who is paraplegic or quadriplegic, a resident of Ohio, in good academic standing, and has financial need.
     
  • M. Patrick Daniels Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student with a disability, with preference given to students with Muscular Dystrophy, who are registered with the Office of Disability Services and demonstrates financial need.
     
  • Michael Emrick Scholarship: $1500 will be awarded to a continuing student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours with a documented disability, registered with ODS, who has demonstrated participation and/or achievements in Adapted Athletics and Recreation, leadership skills, and/or made contributions to the community and has financial need.
     
  • Michael Emrick Leadership Fund: Please contact Jason Gepperth for more information on this scholarship.
     
  • ODS Scholarship for First Year Students: $500 will be awarded to an incoming first year student with a disability and a GPA of 2.5, who has registered with the Office of Disability Services.
     
  • ODS Scholarship for Students with Learning Disabilities: $500 will be awarded to an incoming or continuing student with a learning disability with a 2.5 GPA and is registered with the Office of Disability Services.
     
  • ODS Scholarship for Minority Students: $500 will be awarded to a continuing minority student with a disability, who has a GPA of 2.5 and has demonstrated service to the university and/or the community at large. Priority will be given to students with financial need. The recipient will also be recognized at the annual Bolinga Center Awards reception held in April.
     
  • ODS Scholarship: $500 will be awarded to a continuing student with a physical disability who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and has demonstrated service to the university and/or the community at large. Priority will be given to students with financial need.
     
  • Ohio Lions Helen Keller Scholarship: Two $3000 scholarships will be awarded to an incoming or continuing, part-time or full-time, undergraduate or graduate student who is visually impaired with demonstrated academic ability and financial need. Ohio residents will be given first preference.
     
  • Robert Milling Sr. Scholarship: The purpose of this fund is to support Engineering students who are registered with the Office of Disability Services.
     
  • Samantha Laux Scholarship: $500 will be awarded to a student who has completed at least one academic term, is registered with ODS, and who has a visual or hearing impairment, paraplegia/quadriplegia, and/or a combination of these disabilities. Priority will be given to students with financial need.
     
  • Thomas C. Faye Scholarship: $1000 will be awarded to a part-time or full-time, incoming or continuing, undergraduate student with a disability. Priority will be given to students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.