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Scholarships

Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001, this fund provides scholarships to students with physical disabilities, including mobility, vision, hearing and health-related disabilities.

The scholarships are made possible by gift from the estate of Jessie Hodges Benton in honor of her brother, Frank Hodges Jr.

Hodges, who was deaf, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1923 with a degree in engineering.

The Office of Disability Services provides recommendations for awards to the MU Student Financial Aid Office, which administers the fund.

To qualify, an applicant must be:

  • Enrolled as a student at the University of Missouri on the Columbia campus
  • Currently registered with the Office of Disability Services
  • Receiving academic accommodations
  • Documented with a physical, sensory or health-related disability
  • Maintaining a minimum 2.0 grade point average
  • Not on academic probation
  • Able to provide a current, unofficial transcript with the application

Applications are accepted in the spring for the following academic year. For more information or to request an application form, contact: 

Office of Disability Services
University of Missouri
S5 Memorial Union
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4696 (Phone)
573-234-6662 (VP)
573-884-5002 (Fax)
disabilityservices@missouri.edu

Application Deadline: Friday, March 21, 2014

Academic Year: 2014-2015

Missouri Student Unions/US Bank Students with Disabilities Scholarship

The Missouri Student Unions/US Bank Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 with the opening of a US Bank branch in the MU Student Center.

Intended to recognize outstanding MU students from distinct backgrounds, these scholarships are awarded at the end of the spring semester. All applications are due to their respective offices on April 1, 2014. A recognition banquet held at the beginning of the fall semester recognizes annual winners.

How to apply

  • Complete the scholarship application.
  • Submit a letter of application to the scholarship selection committee:
    • Discuss your accomplishments and involvement at MU. Include information regarding academic achievements, employment, volunteer work and student organizations.
    • Discuss your involvement with the Office of Disability Services.
    • Explain how the scholarship would benefit you in your educational pursuits.
    • Describe how you model leadership characteristics to other MU students with disabilities.
  • Provide optional supplemental information, such as:
    • A list of honors or awards
    • Letters of recommendation

For more information or to request an application form, contact: 

Office of Disability Services
University of Missouri
S5 Memorial Union
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4696 (Phone)
573-234-6662 (VP)
573-884-5002 (Fax)
disabilityservices@missouri.edu

Application Deadline: Saturday, April 1, 2014

Academic Year: 2014-2015

Meek Scholarship

Established in 2013, this fund provides a scholarship to incoming freshmen who register with Office of Disability Services at University of Missouri.

The Meek Scholarship award will vary annually but will range from $500 to $5,000. You will be notified prior to the start of fall semester if you have been awarded the Meek Scholarship.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Apply and be accepted to the University of Missouri the first semester following high school graduation.
  • Include your student number with your application
  • Register with the Office of Disability Services by the first day of classes
  • Be enrolled as a full time student at the University of Missouri during the fall semester; a schedule of courses must be provided.
  • Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.75% or higher; official high school transcript must be provided
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Submit your applications and two letters of recommendation by July 18, 2014. For more information or to request an application form, contact:

MU Disability Services
Attn: Dayla Botts
S5 Memorial Union
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4696 (Phone)
573-234-6662 (VP)
573-884-5002 (Fax)
disabilityservices@missouri.edu

Application Deadline: Friday, July 18, 2014

Academic Year: 2014-2015

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