Robert Oswald Cork Scholarship

The Robert Oswald Cork Scholarship is an endowment for students with disabilities in undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarship is awarded to three students annually. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Wayne State University student with a documented disability and registered with Student Disability Services.
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during the semesters in which the scholarship is applied.

What is the application process?

To apply for the Robert Oswald Cork Scholarship, students must do the following:

  1. Complete the attached application.
  2. Provide your most recent unofficial transcript.
  3. Include a detailed personal statement in which you discuss:
    • How your disability has challenged you academically and how you have responded to these challenges.
    • Your financial need.
    • Your accomplishments.
    • Your personal aspirations and career goals.
    • Any disability-related issues you have participated in.
  4. Applications may be submitted any time from Sept.1 to Jan. 31 of the current school year. The award for which you are applying would be disbursed at the beginning of the next academic school year.​
    • Submit your application, transcript and personal statement to the Student Disability Services (SDS) office in person, by email or fax.
    • Applications sent by email should be directed to with the subject SDS Scholarship Committee.
    • SDS fax is 313-577-4898. Applications faxed to SDS should also be directed to the SDS Scholarship Committee.
  5. Type or print all information clearly. Illegible or incomplete information may result in denial of review for the scholarship.

Robert Oswald Cork Scholarship application