We are proud to announce the Disability Attorneys of Michigan Scholarship.

Do you have a parent currently receiving disability benefits through the U.S.Social Security Administration and/or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs? We want to help. Consider applying for our scholarship. Check out details below.

$1,000 scholarship Award

This $1,000 scholarship is available for up to 3 high school seniors in the state of Michigan who plan on attending a 4-year college/university or a 2-year community college and whose parent(s) and/or guardian(s) are currently receiving disability benefits through the U.S. Social Security Administration (including Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income programs) and/or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (including service-connected and/or non-service-connected pension programs).

  • Scholarship deadline is May 15, 2018.
  • Finalists will be notified by July 15, 2018.
  • If you have questions concerning this scholarship you can email us at

*Receipt of scholarship funds may be conditioned on the applicant providing a letter of acceptance to their selected school.

Scholarship Description

To enter the essay program, write a 750-word essay on either, “Adversity and Life Changes” or “Powerful Life Experiences That Have Changed Your Life.” This Essay Program is available to prospective or current undergraduate students who are attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the United States.

Please email submissions to no later than May 15, 2018. Please be sure to title the subject line “Disability Attorneys of Michigan College Scholarship Essay Program.”

 Essay Topics:

  1. “Adversity and Life Changes”
    Essay Question:
    Have you ever been affected by adversity or significant challenges in your life that you deal with on a daily basis or that you have overcome? What advice would you give to someone who might be experiencing adversity or significant life challenges?
  1. “Powerful Life Experiences That have Changed Your Life”
    Essay Question:
    Have you ever encountered a significant situation in your life that has caused you to change your outlook and/or behavior resulting in a personal life change? How has that caused you to help yourself and/or educate others?

Submission Rules:

To be eligible, send your letter to by 5/15/2018 and include the following information in the body of your email:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Current School
  • Academic Standing as of Spring ‘17 (Freshman, Sophomore, etc.)
  • College or University Attended
  • Major (if applicable).

Essay Format:

Send only Microsoft Word document entries, with the file name “FirstName_LastName_MMDDYY”. Only entries submitted in this format will be considered. Essays must be 750 words, typed, double-spaced, and use standard margins.

Essay Deadline:

  • May 15, 2018

Number Of Awards:

  • 1 annually

Scholarship Amount:        

  • $1,000


Disclaimer:  The program is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. You must be a legal resident of the United State. Employees of Disability Attorneys of Michigan, and members of their immediate families living in the same household, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their advertising, promotion, and production agencies, are not eligible to enter.