A Beacon of Light and Hope
Pursuing education is a roadmap for recovery after traumatic injury. It is a chance to pursue a new chapter, offering student-athletes who are driven and competitive by nature, a sense of purpose, independence, and well-being. Completing a degree and excelling in the classroom is up to the individual—a path forward. We welcome you to meet our current recipients and learn more about their triumphant stories.
"With hope, nothing is impossible, or better said, everything is possible."
California State University, Los Angeles
“The Swim with Mike Foundation through this scholarship opportunity is providing me an exceptional educational experience at Cal State LA that is allowing me to learn and have a deeper understanding about physiology and kinesiology of the human body especially after trauma and paralysis. This is allowing me to better understand, evaluate, and interpret in order to optimize the functional recovery that I am experiencing as a participant of the world’s leading clinical trial that’s aimed at demonstrating what is possible in spinal cord injury research by working to reverse paralysis and change the standard of care.” “I want to not only use this experience to help others see what is possible but more than anything I want to give paralyzed men and women hope because hope is the key that makes this dream probable.” “With hope, nothing is impossible, or better said, Everything is Possible.”Read More
"Swim With Mike scholarship program is a life changing opportunity."
"To me, the Swim With Mike scholarship program is a life changing opportunity for young people who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury. In helping me achieve my MBA, the scholarship will allow me to give back to the SCI/D community through more effective fundraising and hopefully board engagement in the future. After completing my degree I plan to further my career in Education through consulting and technology, helping organizations serving underrepresented populations achieve at a high level. I am thrilled by the opportunity to join the Swim With Mike family, and even more so to give back to the community through mentorship and fundraising."Read More
"Swim with Mike has allowed me to broaden my horizon and pursue my dreams."
University of Arizona
"Swim with Mike and the whole Swim with Mike family has been invaluable to my education, allowing me to broaden my horizon and pursue my dreams."Read More