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Educational Scholarships


Educational Scholarships

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

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. 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH September 15, 2017! 

Applications for the scholarships can be obtained by contacting the BIA office, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO  63146 or by calling 1-800.444.6443.  You may also download an application or apply online.


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.



Annual Awards

Each year the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) honors individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in the brain injury community.

Please nominate individuals, a group of individuals, companies or organizations you feel are deserving of a BIA-MO Award.

Courage Award

Honors the success of an individual with brain injury.

 

Bill Buell Memorial Award

Honors a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor or Case Manager who has provided outstanding service to the brain injury community within or outside of his or her employment responsibilities.

Point of Light Award

Honors an individual who has provided outstanding service to persons with brain injury. Nominations must be made by an individual with brain injury.

Volunteer of the Year

Honors an individual who has furthered the mission of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri through his or her volunteer service with the organization.

Legislator of the Year

Honors an elected official representing citizens of Missouri who has supported the prevention of brain injuries, services for survivors of brain injury or their families, or supported issues important to the brain injury community.

Service Excellence Award — Prevention

Honors an individual or organization for lasting contributions in brain injury prevention.

Service Excellence Award — Community Service

Honors an individual or organization for exceptional service within the brain injury community.

Service Excellence Award — Public Relations

Honors an individual or organization for outreach and educational efforts that have increased awareness

Lifetime Achievement Award

Honors an individual or organization for significant contributions and long-term impact to the brain injury community.

Print Nomination Form

Make Nominations Online


Nomination deadline is September 15, 2017. 

Nominations should be submitted by:

Email: Courtney@biamo.org

Mail: Brain Injury Association of Missouri, 

2265 Schuetz Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63146-3409 

or Fax: 314.426.3290

 

BIA-MO Membership has many benefits. Join today

Membership is free for survivors of brain injury.
  

   


Click here to view a video about how BIA-MO helps those with brain injury

 

 

 

Brain Injury Association of Missouri, Inc.

2265 Schuetz Road

Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

Toll Free 800-444-6443

Phone 314-426-4024

Fax 314-426-3290