SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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.

Program Overview

Please read: If this is an immediate medical or life necessity, please apply for Emergency Funding.

Apply Online

Apply for a scholarship using our online form.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a traumatic spinal cord injury. In order to qualify for community-based grants, Will2Walk is restricted from providing funding to those who are impacted with viral, bacterial, tumor or other related disorders that impact the spinal cord.

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. Please note: scholarship funds will not be disbursed to applicants but rather to the third-party vendor responsible for providing the product or service.

Other Highlights:

  • 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.

Application Process:

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 scholarships@will2walk.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.

Program Dates

Mid-Year Cycle

Application Deadline: May 1
Decision By:  May 31

Year-end Cycle

Application Deadline: Oct 1
Decision By: Oct 31

Apply online now!

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.

Latest Recipients

HIGHLIGHTED RECIPIENTS

Amanda Perla

Amanda Perla

AWARDED $2,200

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

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

AWARDED $3,500

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 Henderson

Erick Hernandez

Awarded $5,000

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

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Jennifer Chaillie

Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE

Adrienne Cole

Adrienne was a scholarship recipient in 2018 for a MOTOmed viva2 light bike.

Anne von Rosen

Anne, a 2018 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds for strength training therapy.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Jennifer Chaillie

Jennifer, an inaugural scholarship recipient in 2012, received a grant for a new hand-cycle. LEARN MORE

Adrienne Cole

Adrienne was a scholarship recipient in 2018 for a MOTOmed viva2 light bike.

Anne von Rosen

Anne, a 2018 scholarship recipient, was awarded funds for strength training therapy.

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