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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship


Currently accepting applications for 2023-2024

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The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Scholarship is available to all eligible students with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) who attend or plan to attend as an undergraduate or graduate student. The scholarship can potentially provide funding for full in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees to support students with SCI for the duration of their degree program. In addition, supplemental support funds are also available and can include (but is not limited to) transportation, child care, personal care attendant services, adaptive equipment, books and/or assistive technology.

Eligibility criteria:  Only individuals with neurological and functional impairment due to traumatic SCI, degenerative disease primary to the spinal cord, (i.e. transverse myelitis) or damage to the spinal cord due to tumors and surgery are eligible for support through this program. 

The total amount awarded varies by student.

Individuals with spinal dysfunction, paralysis, or pain syndrome caused by other disorders are NOT eligible (e.g., multiple sclerosis, ALS, Chiari malformation, primary orthopedic disorders and peripheral nerve injury).

Students with questions related to the Craig H. Neilsen Scholarship can contact Kimberly Barger at or call the office (814) 863-1807.

Craig H. Neilsen Scholarship Application