Activity Program

The Activity Program was established to enhance opportunities for persons born with Spina Bifida to achieve their full potential through life-skill or therapeutic activities. Activity Program funding from SBSTL make it possible for the student to choose life-skill activity pursuits that may otherwise be outside of financial reach. Examples of acceptable programs include (but are not limited to) fees to attend a specialized camp, special swimming lessons, therapeutic horsemanship or other life-skill programs. Please note that Activity Grants may be competitive and funds are limited, making it impossible to approve every request. 
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Financial Assistance

The intent of this grant is to provide financial assistance for a wide variety of items. Examples of acceptable requests include (but are not limited to) construction of a ramp, specialized equipment (such as braces/walkers), therapy, medical expenses, travel for special medical treatment or other unique requirements. Please note that Financial Grants may be competitive and funds are limited, making it impossible to approve every request. 
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Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program was established to enhance opportunities for persons born with Spina Bifida to achieve their full potential through higher education. SBSTL Scholarships can make it possible for the student to choose educational pursuits that may otherwise be outside of financial reach. Scholarship grants are for post-secondary education, at 2-year or 4-year colleges or certified vocational schools. Please note that Scholarship Grants are competitive and funds are limited, making it impossible to grant every request. 
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The SBSTL Board of Directors (SBSTL BOD) evaluates each application on its merits based on the criteria set for the requested grant program. The SBSTL BOD will then award the funding after carefully weighing the factors for selection. Grant program funds are awarded at the discretion of the SBSTL BOD under the SBSTL Bylaws. We truly wish we had a bottomless bank account and could fill every request we receive, but in the current economy this is simply not possible. However, we do not want to discourage anyone from applying - after all, you just might have your request approved and thus provide the opportunity to improve a loved one's life!