Fighting Back Scholarship Program


To recognize and provide scholarships for one-on-one physical rehabilitation to individuals who are Fighting Back from a life changing injury or illness through courage, desire and perseverance.

Within a common medical setting, a patient’s insurance typically only covers limited rehabilitation. Upon the patient’s release, insurance coverage to continue the rebuilding process is all too often limited or even non-existent. Consequently, the fight back for many often ends when insurance runs out.

The Fighting Back Scholarship Program was created in 1989 to assist individuals who have suffered a life-changing illness or injury, and are without the finances needed to participate in a rehabilitative exercise program. This rehabilitation helps individuals develop and maintain mobility and strength, and to increase their confidence.

Our first mission is to provide financial scholarships to be used for individualized exercise rehabilitation. These scholarships are awarded based on financial need to those who have demonstrated the attributes consistent with our mission statement.

Our mission is also to recognize individuals at our Annual Achievement Night who have triumphed over a life-changing illness or injury through their courage, their desire to improve, and their perseverance.


  • To provide financial support through scholarships toward exercise rehabilitation for those who demonstrate attributes consistent with our program’s values.
  • To encourage, motivate and join the fight alongside these individuals and their families as they pursue rehabilitative healing.
  • To recognize these individuals, their families and their stories of courage, perseverance and triumph over their life altering circumstance.<
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