Awards and Appreciation Reception

"... an eye-opening experience that will leave an indelible mark on your own sense of achievement." -Director Michael Hudson


Each year the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities hosts an annual awards and appreciation reception at the end of the spring semester to honor the outstanding achievements of scholarship recipients, exceptional faculty and staff, and generous donors supporting the RCPD mission. Director Michael Hudson describes the event as “…an eye-opening experience that will leave an indelible mark on your own sense of achievement.” Those in attendance will witness a unique, positive, emotional and inspiring celebration of ability and accomplishment.


Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Location: Big 10 A, Kellogg Center, Michigan State University

The Awards and Appreciation Reception is sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union and we thank them for their support of this signature program!

Applications for scholarships and nominations for award recipients are welcomed throughout the year but strongly encouraged between December and February of each year. For more information and the opportunity to nominate and apply for scholarships and awards, visit Scholarships & Awards. Also, visit the Award Recipients page to view past and present award recipients. Students and the community at large are encouraged to help us recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement through nominations for any of our faculty/staff, student and alumni awards.

Watch our 2014 Outstanding Alumnus, Dr. Daehee Lee, share insights on selecting MSU, moving to America, earning dual advanced degrees and leading in his career. 

Watch 2014 Samaritan Scholar recipient, Jordyn Castor, become "Wall Street Ready" as she transforms a scholarship from the RCPD into career opportunities. 

Awards and Appreciation in the News:

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Rivalry Week: A Unique Partnership for a Vital Cause

Alex Powell never imagined calling on the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities or needing to rely on U-M medical services, but a serious cancer diagnosis changed that and ultimately launched an unlikely partnership.

Scholarship Recipients Transformed during their Study Abroad Experiences

Study Abroad Scholarship recipients reflect on their adventures abroad, which were made possible by the extreme generosity of much-appreciated donors.

2016 Awards Reception Highlights "Spartans Will"

The RCPD celebrated their 44th Annual Awards and Appreciation Reception on April 22nd, 2016. The event highlighted exceptional Spartan students and community members.