Further education can be expensive for anyone — but paying for it can be even more difficult for individuals living with paralysis. 

At The Woody Foundation we believe education should be accessible for all and we never want a lack of funding to prohibit wheelchair users from pursuing college or secondary education.

Our scholarships are available for individuals pursuing further education in a university, college, or trade school.

Eligible Applicants 

Individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the US. Other conditions are eligible  for our scholarship program, including (but not limited to) spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis,  and all other conditions causing a paralysis disability. 

NOTE – meeting eligibility requirements is not a guarantee of a grant award.

Requirements: Once you have submitted an application, please email the below required documents to info@woodyfoundation.org. Please include your first and last name in the email. 

Part 1: Documentation of Paralysis
A letter on the letterhead of a treating physician or primary care provider.

Part 2: Personal Recommendation
A recommendation from a teacher, instructor or coach that can speak on how this scholarship will affect your life.

Part 3: Financial Need Statement
Provide a statement that showcases the student’s financial need for the scholarship

Part 4: Personal Statement
How have you demonstrated leadership in your school or community and how has this helped define who you are? What are your future plans that involve utilizing your higher education experience. (700 word maximum)

Application Deadline: April 26, 2024