The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is pleased to offer educational scholarships for survivors of brain injury to pursue post-secondary education.

21-14 Concussion Awareness Foundation Educational Scholarship

Memorial scholarship of the 21-14 Concussion Awareness Foundation to honor the giving of time and talent by John Stefan Gaal, Jr. The 21-14 Concussion Awareness Foundation Scholarship will provide a $750 post-secondary educational scholarship for a survivor of brain injury to pursue post-secondary education.

Griggs Injury Law Educational Scholarship

Corporate scholarship of Griggs Injury Law, LLC to assist survivors of brain injury in Western Missouri and Kansas counties of Johnson and Wyandotte. The Griggs Injury Law Educational Scholarships will provide $750 scholarships to support post-secondary education.

Linda Hobbs Arts Educational Scholarship

Honoring Linda’s devotion and dedication to being selfless as well promoting Arts in the educational system. The Linda Hobbs Arts Education Scholarship will provide one (1) $750 post-secondary educational scholarship for a survivor of brain injury to pursue an arts-related career. Applicant-created work of art may be submitted as application supporting material.

Jim and Lori Winter Educational 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 (2) groups. Donations to BIA-MO support the Jim and Lori Winter Scholarship Fund to provide $750 scholarships for survivors of brain injury to pursue post-secondary education.

SSM Health Rehabilitation Network Educational 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 $750 post-secondary educational scholarships for survivors of brain injury.

The Educational Scholarships are only eligible for survivors of brain injury who are residents of Missouri to pursue post-secondary education which includes two-year colleges, four-year colleges or universities, and vocational and trade school educational institutions.

Scholarship funding can be used for expenses directly related to post-secondary education. Allowable expenses include tuition, room and board, books, required class material such as workbooks, specialized tools, etc. The scholarship payment will be sent directly to the educational institution.

The same application is used for consideration for each scholarship. There is no need to submit separate applications.

*Note: Priority considerations given to residents of Missouri, Kansas counties of Jackson or Wyandotte, and individuals who have participated in the Brain Injury Association of Missouri services or events.

How To Apply

Hurry! Deadline is November 1, 2021

The same application is used for consideration for each scholarship. There is no need to submit separate applications.

Supporting Material for Scholarship:

  • Application Cover Sheet.
  • 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. Artwork may be submitted as a substitute of a written essage for arts-related educational programs.
  • Two letters of reference: From individuals familiar with applicant’s abilities and education/training goals such as a teacher, rehabilitation therapist, counselor, or employer.
  • Acceptance Verification: Letter/notice showing acceptance to participate in education/training program of choice.
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