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SDAC is pleased to be part of the scholarship process for the following awards:


The Stillfried-Godsey Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor two former directors of the Independence Resource Center in Charlottesville, Franz Stillfried and Patricia Godsey. Together, Mr. Stillfried and Ms. Godsey worked to make the University and the Charlottesville community more accessible to people with disabilities. Franz Stillfried, as a former University of Virginia student, was one of the University's greatest advocates for people with disabilities.

The scholarship will be awarded for the purpose of financially assisting a student with one or more permanent physical disabilities to study toward a degree at the University of Virginia. The award is made annually in recognition of intellectual potential and the characteristics of leadership and individual motivation, with the goal that the recipient shall become a positive role model for other students. The award can be used to cover non-academic needs such as attendant care and assistive technology.

The scholarship may be awarded to one individual or multiple; the total amount varies between $2,000-$5,000

Applications should be returned electronically to Barbara Zunder at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8th, 2024.



This scholarship was established in memory of Natalie Newman, Karen Jargowsky, and Erika Hess – all members of the class of 2001 – and Megan Stoker of the class of 2000. It honors their many contributions to the University of Virginia and the courage with which each faced untimely deaths due to cancer. The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a non-graduating student whose life has been significantly touched by cancer. This impact may be a result of one's own illness or that of a close family member or friend.

The award is for $1,000.

Applications should be returned electronically to Barbara Zunder at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1st, 2024.



The A & J Morrison scholarship shall be used to provide scholarships to students who are Blind or low-vision for personal assistance, auxiliary aids, technical assistance and other disability-related support as deemed necessary by the disability. Recipients shall be selected by SDAC and the Office of Financial Aid.

The award amount varies.

Applications should be returned electronically to Barbara Zunder at [email protected].