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Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund

Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund for Existing Students

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

Applications are accepted from current students in spring for the following academic year.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a student at the University of Missouri;
  • Be registered with the MU Disability Center;
  • Be receiving academic accommodations;
  • Have a documented physical, sensory or health related disability;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; and
  • Not be on academic probation.

Application deadline has now passed for 2018-2019

Apply for the Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund for Existing Students online.

Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund for Incoming Students

Established in 2015, this fund provides a scholarship to incoming students (transfer, freshmen, etc) who register with Disability Center at University of Missouri.

This fund has been made possible through a gift from the estate of Jessie Hodges Benton, in honor of her brother, Frank Hodges, Jr.  Frank, who was totally deaf, graduated from the University of Missouri in 1923 with a degree in engineering. The fund has been established to provide scholarships to students with physical disabilities (mobility, vision, hearing, health related).

The Disability Center will provide recommendations for awards to the MU Student Financial Aid Office, which administers the fund.

The Frank Hodges Jr Physical Disability 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 Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship for Incoming Students.

To qualify for this scholarship, you must:

  • Apply and be accepted to the University of Missouri
  • Have a documented physical, sensory or health related disability
  • Have an appointment schedule with the Disability Center by July 2, 2018 or have established accommodations with the office already
  • Be enrolled as a full time student at the University of Missouri during the fall semester; a schedule of courses must be submitted with application
  • Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.75% or higher; official high school or college transcript must be provided
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Submit your application along with one letter of recommendation no later than July 20, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Apply for the Frank Hodges Jr. Physical Disability Scholarship Fund for Incoming Students online.