The Tampa Spine Center Road to Recovery Scholarship

*The 2017 Scholarship award winner has been announced. For more visit our scholarship winners page here.

At the Tampa Spine Center, many of our clients are hurting, and we are always focused on the most efficient ways to serve those who are in pain or facing setbacks and are in need of care and recovery.

Continuing education can pose challenges for people in recovery who want to move forward with their lives while balancing their recovery process. There are many options to help along the way and encourage the pursuit of further education in spite of any setbacks faced.

One of the great joys we find in our work is the ability to serve to help others, especially those who are not in the position to help themselves. We hold the belief that anyone who has faced difficult setbacks and strived to persevere deserves recognition.

That is why we are happy to announce awarding The Tampa Spine Center Road to Recovery scholarship to a student who has grown by overcoming setbacks through recovery and whom we feel deserves a chance to use their experience to help forge a better future.

This scholarship will be awarded to the student who, in a personal essay, thoughtfully describes a time in their life in which they suffered a physical or emotional setback in which they recovered and what that recovery has meant to them. This scholarship will award $500 to the winning student.

Essays should be approximately 750 words in Times New Roman 12-point font. Additionally, applicants need to submit an updated resume and have a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited college or university.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • The Road to Recovery scholarship is open to apply for any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. Students who are currently incoming first-year college students and have graduated high school or possesses a GED may also apply
  • Any eligible candidates must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Requirements

  • Your updated resume, pertinent contact information, and status as a student.
  • A 750-word essay that thoughtfully describes a time in your life in which you suffered a physical or emotional setback in which you recovered and what that recovery has meant to you.
  • A current official transcript from the applicant’s school (NOTE: First-year college students may submit an official transcript from their most recent school, as well as an unofficial transcript from their current post-secondary institution.)

Application Deadline and Instructions

In order to be eligible, scholarship applicants must submit their full application (personal statement, transcript, and resume) by email to The official deadline for all application materials is July 1st, 2017.


Subject Line: Name of the Applicant — Name of the Scholarship

Attachments: Essay, Transcript, and Resume