Students with disabilities studying at the University of Lethbridge are now benefitting from a transformational investment from the Ambika Foundation.
In 2022, the Ambika Foundation made an endowed gift of $100,000 to establish the Mrudula Morzaria Scholarship Fund for Students with Disabilities at ULethbridge. This gift was matched by the University’s Board of Governors, which will assist more students with disabilities to access funding to support their educational pursuits. The endowment fund will permanently expand financial support for future ULethbridge students with disabilities including chronic medical conditions, physical, developmental and learning disabilities, vision and hearing impairment and neurological conditions.
The establishment of this award will fill a significant gap for students with disabilities, who may already face difficulties in finding gainful employment, maintaining living costs and participating in a full campus experience.
“Education is significant to achieving personal goals and future well-being. A student’s experience at University can have a major impact on self-image and self-esteem,” says Shilpa Stocker (BMgt ‘89), a representative of the Ambika Foundation.
“A significant component of a good educational experience is equal access to opportunities, and it is our hope that whatever challenge a student with disabilities may face, whether physical, technological, or financial, this scholarship will open a multitude of doors leading to brighter futures.”