Left paralyzed by a crash into the boards during his first BU hockey game, Travis Roy (COM’00, Hon.’16) devoted his life to helping those with similar injuries. Now, three years after his death at 45, an eponymous scholarship will continue that mission.
His Travis Roy Foundation has given $1 million to Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences to create the Travis M. Roy Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund will provide annual scholarships, starting with the 2024–25 academic year, to one or more graduate students studying occupational or physical therapy at the College. Preference for scholarships, to be awarded by Sargent’s dean or their designee, will be given to students studying paralysis and spinal cord injury and who have demonstrated interest in a patient-focused career. The foundation also prefers that recipients make their careers in New England.