Mary Free Bed Disability Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of college students meeting the eligibility requirements in any given year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in one of the following Michigan counties: Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, or Calhoun.
  2. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanant resident.
  4. This award is for U.S. students.
  5. Must be enrolled at least part time.
  6. Must be an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  7. Must have a diagnosed physical disability.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for students with disabilities who reside in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan. Applicants must be currently enrolled at least part time, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the Mary Free Bed Disability Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
  • List of service and extracurricular activities
  • Student Aid Report
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Copy of driver's license
  • Personal statement
Additional Information: 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 selection will be based on the student's academic performance, involvement in community activities beyond the classroom, and the responses provided within the application submission.

Award Amount: Exact award amounts will vary depending on the selected applicants' demonstrated financial need.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, April 1

Applications and information about this award can be found online at the Mary Free Bed website using the link provided. To be considered for an award, applicants must submit the following items: a completed application form; an official transcript of grades; three letters of recommendation; a list of community service, extracurricular activities, volunteer involvement, and any awards or honors received; a personal statement about the purpose, mission, and methods of Mary Free Bed; proof of citizenship; a copy of the applicant's driver's license; proof of acceptance of enrollment at an accredited college or university; and a complete copy of his/her Student Aid Report (SAR). The Student Aid Report (SAR) is obtained by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. All applications and supporting documents must be postmarked no later than the deadline date.
About Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital:
Contact Information: -, ATTN: Human Resources Department
Address: 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-5299

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