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Each year the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) recognizes a few individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements.

BIA-MO Educational Scholarship 2017: 

SSM Health Rehabilitation Network Educational Scholarship
Company-sponsored scholarship to support survivors of brain injury to pursue post-secondary education

Centilus Buchanan is pursuing Information Systems at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. 

Alise Houston is pursing dual degrees in Elementary and Special Education from Western Governor's University. 

Jim and Lori Winter Educational Scholarship
Donations to BIA-MO support this scholarship honoring longtime volunteer service by Lori and the late Jim Winter. 

Amy Hartley is working towards an Associates of Arts Degree at Ozark Technical College in preparation for psychology studies.


The application process will begin again in Spring 2018. If you would like to be added to the mailing list (either paper or online), please contact Courtney Stevens courtney@biamo.org or 314-426-4024. 


General Scholarship Information: 

SSM Health Rehabilitation Network Education Scholarship
Corporate scholarship of SSM Health Rehabilitation Network - Select Medical Partnership to assist survivors of brain injury on their road of recovery through encouragement and support for post-secondary education.  The SSM Health Rehabilitation Network Scholarship program offers two $750 post-secondary education scholarships for survivors of brain injury.

Jim and Lori Winter Scholarship
Honors the long-time volunteer leadership of Jim and Lori Winter for strengthening the Brain Injury Association of Missouri. Lori continues her volunteer service as a Support Group Facilitator for two groups.  Donations to BIA-MO support the Jim and Lori Winter Scholarship Fund to provide two $500 scholarships for survivors of brain injury to continue post-secondary education. 

ACCEPTED THROUGH September 15 each year 


Required Material

  • Application Essay: Up to 500 words by the survivor of brain injury sharing how and when his or her brain injury occurred, challenges that have resulted, and education status, successes and goals. This essay should include the applicant’s educational plans and how the BIA-MO Scholarship programs will assist in reaching the goals.
  • Two letters of reference: From individuals familiar with applicant’s abilities and educational/training goals such as a teacher, rehabilitation therapist, counselor, or employer.
  • Acceptance Verification: showing acceptance to participate in educational/training program of choice
Submit application to:
Mail: Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.
2265 Schuetz Road
Saint Louis, MO 63146-3409


Fax: 314.426.3290    Email: courtney@biamo.org    Online


Selection Process

The Scholarship Committee reviews all applications.  From these applications the committee then submits information about the top five nominees to the full board two weeks prior to the December Board Meeting.  The board selects a minimum of two scholarship recipients.

More than two scholarships may be granted if funding is available. Efforts will be made to ensure that at least one of the scholarships is granted to a student who has recently or is about to graduate from high school.