Scholarship Opportunities

At Tighten The Drag Foundation, it is our goal to help everyone with a SPINAL CORD INJURY have a better quality of life. We provide information to help you navigate the world of Spinal Cord Injury. We STRONGLY believe that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE through activity based exercise programs, recreational adaptive sporting events, good health and nutrition and a positive state of mind. Our website has links to the best information we have gathered through our own journey. Being strong and feeling good will allow you to be more independent and do more of the things you used to do before your accident.

 

Currently we are only able to offer scholarships for those who have suffered a spinal cord INJURY as the result of a catastrophic accident in the State of Florida. We hope to expand our reach as we grow. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must reside in Florida. 

We also promote ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGRAMS that allow you to participate in activities that challenge and help you connect with the outdoors and others who share your passion for various sports, from sky diving to fishing, water skiing and hunting, you can apply to attend camps and programs of your choice.

 

RECREATIONAL THERAPY outings such as family time at theme parks, sporting events or other activities that you enjoy are also supported at Tighten The Drag Foundation. We believe that having a reprieve from your daily life helps to motivate, inspire and give you a positive outlook.

If you need financial help to attend any of these programs, you can apply for a scholarship by sending in your application. Applications are reviewed and considered biannually and you will be notified via email if you are accepted. If our programs are not what you are looking for, check below for other individual scholarship opportunities that help in various ways!

Scroll to bottom for additional Scholarship opportunities from other organizations designed to help Spinal Cord Injured Families.

Scholarship Recipients

Since 2012 - Over $80,000 in Quality of Life Grants

Memphis

Jay

Valerie

Lexy

Nick

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Joey C6

Derek T 7-8

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Ellen  C5-7

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Ian C5-C6

Ray 

Sam C5

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Nate T3-T4

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Kolton  T12

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Casey C5-C6

NOW WALKING

Christina T-12

Kirk C5-C6

Mariah T12

Faith

Lauren  C5-6

Melissa Ann C3

Camryn C5

Nicholas L4-5

WALKS w Assistance

Bryce C4-5

Caden C5

Alex L1-L4

Jacen C7

Layla

Tony C4-C6 

NOW WALKING

LESS THAN 1 YEAR AFTER INJURY

 

Capt Robert C6 

 

 

 

Molly C6 

David T5

Movement in Legs 2017

Trevor C3-5

Hayden C4 

 

 

Gabrielle  T6

 

Stephanie C6

Taylor T11-T12

NOW WALKING

Fred C5

NOW WALKS W ASSIST

10 years post injury

Christopher C6

NOW WALKING

Aaron T2 

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities for Spinal Cord Injured Families

http://www.hopeloveandme.com/                              Creating experiences for those hungry for hope & providing resources for those affected by a life altering injury

http://quadfoundation.org/                                              Committed to assisting and supporting survivors of spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegic paralysis. The foundation      Warrior Moms                                                                         actively works to improve their quality of life through resource assistance, education, rehabilitation and research. We                                                                                                            also  strive to provide a support center for survivors and their families.

https://dustinshillcox.com/welcome                             Dustin Shillcox Foundation, inspire the lives of people dealing with adversity and create awareness for people in                                                                                                                        wheelchairs. Giving hope and a reason to believe that a cure is coming to those are affected with a spinal cord injury. 

 

http://www.newperspectivefoundation.org/                New Perspective Foundation, providing travel and hotel allowances for families who need to visit injured in hospitals

 

http://www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org/                    Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Providing wheelchair scholarships

 

http://www.gettingbackup.org/                                   Getting Back Up, Providing funding for adaptable products & participation in exercise based recovery

 

http://www.kellybrushfoundation.org/                        Kelly Brush Foundation, funding adaptive sporting equipment

 

http://highfivesfoundation.org/about/                         High Fives Foundation , winter sports athletes

   

http://wheelchairs4kids.org/                                        Wheelchairs 4 Kids, dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities.

 

https://www.helphopelive.org/                                Help,Hope, Live enabling patients/families to use community-based fundraising to meet uncovered medical

                                                                                            expenses related to transplantation or a catastrophic injury or illness resulting in a physical disability.

 

http://thejoestonefoundation.com/                              Offering scholarships and grants, and provide resources and support to others seeking to discover                                                                                                 new possibilities in their lives after a challenging life-changing event.   

 

http://acureiscoming.org/                                            The Michael-Ryan Pattison Foundation , Scholarships for Standing Frames

 

http://fightingbacksp.org                                              Offering scholarships to individuals who have suffered a life changing injury/illness and endured         

                                                                                              the experience through courage, desire and perserverence.

 

http://www.brpf.org/                                                    Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation -Funding charitable grants for  van modifications, wheelchairs, ramps and other items                                                                                                      as well as educational scholarships to continue or further education.

 

http://www.beperfectfoundation.org                      The Foundation offers scholarships for activity-based therapy at Project Walk to qualified recipients.     

                                                                                             Provides funds to those needing wheelchairs, adapting cars, as well as covering unpaid medical bills  to 

                                                                                             those  who cannot afford to pay their deductibles and general daily medical necessities.    

 

http://www.dreamsofrecovery.org/                        Cindy Donald Dreams of recovery Fdn- To assist individuals with paralysis due to spinal cord or brain injuries in                                                                                                                           receiving continued therapeutic  exercise to promote neurological recovery, maintain health and fitness, and enhance quality                                                                                               of life.

       

http://www.fallingforward.org/                              Supporting patients recovering from catastrophic medical issues in the Mississippi, Colorado and          

                                                                                          Kansas  areas.  Providing funding that allows patients to continue their rehabilitation, to recover to their

                                                                                          fullest potential,  and to move forward in their lives. 

 

http://www.testaverdefund.org/                          The Testaverde Fund supports research being done by The Spinal Cord Injury Project at The State University of
                                                                                         New Jersey at Rutgers, under the leadership of Dr. Wise Young. In their labs, state of the art molecular, genetic
                                                                                          and cellular research gives new hope to kids like Joe around the world, who dream of one day walking away from
                                                                                          their wheel chairs.
   

 

http://www.amyvandyken.org/                       To provide essential medical equipment for people with spinal cord injuries who cannot afford these    

                                                                                    necessities.

https://www.victoriasvictory.org/                  Victoria Arlen Foundation  - 

http://www.travisburkhartfoundation.com/     Travis Burkhart Foundation serving local counties of Indiana helping those in need