Designed to provide funding to those with a spinal cord injury in need of equipment or services to support their passion for a healthy, active and independent lifestyle.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a traumatic spinal cord injury due to single, catastrophic event. Viral, bacterial, tumor or other related disorders that impact the spinal cord DO NOT qualify.
Note: If this is an immediate medical or life necessity, please apply for Emergency Funding.
Categories: Applicants may submit a scholarship application to cover part or all of the cost for products and services such as educational assistance, medical supplies, sports equipment, personal growth & development, therapy and transportation.
- Scholarships are available for up to $5,000 per applicant (note: detailed estimate/invoice should be submitted with application.)
- Individuals are eligible to receive one (1) Scholarship per calendar year.
- A total of $20,000-$25,000 is awarded per selection cycle.
- There are two selection cycles every year - mid-year in May and year-end in October.
To apply for a Will2Walk Scholarship, please fill out the Application in its entirety and submit with any supporting documentation.
- Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and scored by the Will2Walk Scholarship Committee.
- The Committee will make recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval.
- You will be contacted directly if additional information is needed or if there are any questions regarding your application.
- You will be notified within 30 days of the application deadline if your request for funding has been approved or denied.
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Terms and Conditions:
As stated above, scholarship funds will be disbursed to a third-party vendor responsible for providing the product or service. Will2Walk reserves the right to rescind the scholarship or sponsorship if these terms and conditions are not met.
If selected to receive a Will2Walk Scholarship, you agree to share your story to for the purposes of Will2Walk communications and to positively impact the lives of others with spinal cord injuries.
Application Deadline: May 1
Decision By: May 31
Application Deadline: Oct 1
Decision By: Oct 31
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Will2Walk encourages all scholarship applicants to pursue as many opportunities as possible to secure funding. As a courtesy, we have gathered information of other organizations that offer funding for education, sports equipment, therapy, etc. Please click on the links below to access the PDFs.
Amanda was awarded a scholarship for a new ActiveAid Evolution Series Rehab Shower Chair. Her severe spasms made it a necessity to have a safe chair to bathe. During her senior year in High School, Amanda was injured in a car accident.
Read Amanda's Full Story
Joseph Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona was awarded a scholarship for a new, competitive rugby chair. Joseph plays rugby with the Phoenix Heat. At age 16, Joseph suffered a football injury that left him an incomplete c6 quadriplegic.
Read Joe's Full Story
Erick was awarded a scholarship to complete a month-long, intense rehabilitation exercise program at SCI-FIT (SCI Functional Integrated Therapy). Erick was injured in a diving accident in 2010 that resulted in C4-C5 incomplete fracture and paralysis.
Read Erick's Full Story
Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE
Adrienne was a scholarship recipient in 2018 for a MOTOmed viva2 light bike.
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Anne, a 2018 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds for strength training therapy.
Jason Graber, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, was awarded $3,100 for a new Invacare Top End Force 3 hand cycle for training and competitive racing. In 1994, Jason was injured in a roll over car accident. Since then, he’s...
Joseph Jackson of Phoenix, Arizona was recently awarded $3500 by the Will2Walk Foundation for a new, competitive rugby chair. Joseph plays rugby with the Phoenix Heat. “My goal is to eventually represent Team USA, an...
G-Therapeutics, based in Switzerland, is the recipient of a 2014 sponsorship from Will2Walk Foundation in the amount of $5,000. G-Therapeutics is developing a therapeutic intervention for paraplegic individuals to restor...
Will2Walk delivers six awards to support quality of life initiatives for those with spinal cord injuries Chandler, AZ – (December 22, 2014) Will2Walk, an Arizona-based nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of spinal c...
Mary Vaccaro of Miami Beach, Florida was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to put toward a new RT FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) bike. FES bikes enable muscles to be exercised even if an individual has lost pa...
Navy Veteran Erick Hernandez of Miami, FL Awarded $5,000 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship For TherapyMay 15, 2015
Erick Hernandez was recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to complete a month-long, intense rehabilitation exercise program at SCI-FIT (Spinal Cord Injury Functional Integrated Therapy) in California. The program was desig...
Mary Pruter is the latest recipient of a 2015 scholarship from Will2Walk Foundation in the amount of $995, which helped her purchase a Para Ladder. The Para Ladder is designed to provide the dignity of an unassisted floor-...
Bodybuilder Jeremy Stadler of Levittown, PA Awarded $2,500 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship for Invacore HandcycleAugust 27, 2015
Jeremy Stadler was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship for a new Invacore Top End Force 3 Handcycle, which he uses as his main form of cardiovascular exercise. In 2012, Jeremy, then 21, was involved in a hit-and-run auto...
$2,200 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Calendar Model Amanda Perla of Longwood, FL for ActiveAid Shower ChairAugust 31, 2015
Amanda Perla was recently awarded a $2,200 scholarship for a new ActiveAid Evolution Series Rehab Shower Chair. Her severe spasms made it a necessity to have a safe, new chair in which to bathe. “Unfortunately, the state...
Therapist Dawn Setzer of Charlotte, NC Awarded $2,500 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship for Invacare HandcycleJanuary 4, 2016
Dawn Setzer of Charlotte, North Carolina was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship for an Invacare Top End Force 3 Handcycle. Active in sports and outdoor activities growing up, Dawn became less physically active as an adu...
$2,500 Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship Awarded to Architect Michael LaRose of Bay Shore, NY for Invacare HandcycleJanuary 4, 2016
Michael LaRose of Bay Shore, New York was recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship for an Invacare Top End Force 3 Handcycle. In 2014, at age 23, Michael was riding his motorcycle to work in Seattle when an oncoming driver fa...
Arizona-based Will2Walk Foundation delivers scholarships to support quality of life initiatives for those with spinal cord injuries across the nation Phoenix, AZ – (January 7, 2015) Will2Walk, an Arizona-based nonprofit de...
In 2012, Kellie Morris dove into a shallow lake and sustained a C7 spinal cord injury. Prior to her injury, she was involved in many diﬀerent activities. She played rugby and basketball, and enjoyed hiking multiple times...