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We are delighted to introduce the 2017 Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars.  Please see Current Scholars for more information about each Scholar.

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Building a more inclusive society

Jay Ruderman
Jay Ruderman '88
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"The road to a more inclusive society will be built by leaders who understand the benefits of inclusion. The Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program will identify and educate those Brandeisians who will change the nature of our society to be a fairer, more inclusive community for all."
— Jay Ruderman '88

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Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars

The Ruderman Social Justice in Disability Scholars Program is an opportunity for Brandeis undergraduates with an interest in disability issues to expand their knowledge and experience in the field.  

The program was established in 2013 through the generosity of the Ruderman Family Foundation with the goal of identifying, supporting and training undergraduates to become future leaders in disability-related fields. Selected students will participate in a summer internship and receive a $1000 summer internship stipend.  In the academic year following this internship, Ruderman Scholars will participate in a yearlong research assistantship under the direction of a Brandeis faculty member engaged in disability research. The research assistantship comes with an additional $1500 stipend.  The Scholars are also required to enroll in an HSSP class focusing on disability policy.