Fred P. Orelove Scholarship in Disability Studies

The Fred P. Orelove Scholarship in Disablity Studies was established by friends, family, and colleagues to honor the distinguished service of Dr. Fred Orelove. Orelove retired in 2010 after more than 30 years of service to the School of Education as a professor of special education and disability policy. Nationally recognized as a tireless advocate for persons with disabilities, Orelove became the executive director of the VCU Partnership for People with Disabilities in 1991 and served in that role until his retirement. With his leadership, the program is now home to more than 20 federal and state programs supporting individuals with disabilities and their families. The Fred P. Orelove Scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in a special education degree program with demonstrated leadership qualities and an articulated vision for how they will support the inclusion of people with disabilities in their work and community endeavors.

School of Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you enrolled in the certificate program in Disability Studies?
  2. Please describe your leadership qualities.
  3. Please describe how you plan to support inclusion of people with disabilities in your work and community endeavors.