Scholarship Opportunities

There are many options available but some research may be required to find scholarships for which you qualify. Don’t limit your search to “Epilepsy Scholarships.” Consider searching large database websites like,, and Check out informational websites like Think about anything that may be unique to you. Talk to the admissions offices at the schools to which you are applying. Utilize the guidance department at your high school.

The McCann Epilepsy Higher Education Scholarship

Deadline 7/31/22 & Awarded in August 2022

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded in August 2022.

Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Applications should be sent to with the subject line “McCann Epilepsy Higher Education Scholarship”

College and high school students who are diagnosed with epilepsy OR have lost a loved one to SUDEP and are pursuing higher education. This includes community, technical, and junior colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 grade point average.

Applicants must provide a one-page typed, single-spaced essay describing:

  • Who you are
  • Your passions and goals in life
  • What you would like to do in the future in terms of your education and future career
  • How this scholarship would help you pursue higher education

KaplunMarx- Living With Epilepsy Scholarship

Deadline 2/28/22

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The Philadelphia, PA personal injury attorneys at KaplunMarx are thrilled to continue their Living with Epilepsy Scholarship for a second year! They want to support those whose lives are affected by epilepsy and help spread awareness about this disease. It’s important to further the conversation around epilepsy and get involved in supporting those whose lives are impacted. The fight against epilepsy is something everyone at our firm cares very deeply about. Like many families, Jon Marx, a founding partner of our law firm, deals with the epilepsy of a loved one on a daily basis. Seeing this disease first hand motivates us to continue working towards a cure. This is why the team at KaplunMarx want to give back to the epilepsy warriors out there.

This $1,000 scholarship is available to a student who has been diagnosed or whose family member, friend, or other individual they are close to has been diagnosed with epilepsy or another seizure disorder. They want to hear how your diagnosis has affected your life, whether that is having the responsibility to care for someone with epilepsy or how you’ve had to learn to take care of yourself. Have there been instances where the disease has pushed you to succeed rather than hindered you? What obstacles have you overcome? Are there any important moments in your life that have occurred because of your diagnosis? Tell them your story.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Deadline 3/1/22

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Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. UCB is celebrating 17 years of awarding academic scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and caregivers. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship ProgramTM winners are an inspiring group of dedicated, resilient and well-rounded individuals that have been impacted by epilepsy. They are a diverse group of patients, family members, and caregivers who demonstrate academic ambition and personal achievement, who also serve as positive role models for others.

 In 2022, UCB will award 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 and three scholarships of up to $10,000 to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and caregivers pursuing higher education.

Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. Two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH, and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. Additionally, UCB will award one applicant the Joe D’Souza Memorial Scholarship of up to $10,000. This scholarship was created in 2019 in memory of UCB’s global medical director.

HERB it Forward Scholarship

Deadline 3/1/2022

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To provide financial assistance to students who, despite growing up in challenging environments, have an incredibly optimistic spirit, a desire to help others, and a passion for giving back to their communities.

Patient Advocate Foundation

Deadline 3/9/2022 

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The purpose of their scholarship program is to provide support to individuals that are legal residents of the United States of America pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life-threatening debilitating disease as a child or young adult. 

CURE Epilepsy Education Enrichment Fund Scholarship

2022 Cycle has not been announced yet

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Are you ready to change the field of epilepsy research? You could receive up to $5,000 toward your education through the CURE Epilepsy Education Enrichment Fund Scholarship, funded by the generous support of Greenwich Biosciences. 

These one-time scholarships are awarded to individuals with epilepsy or family members and caregivers of those impacted by epilepsy. These scholarships support coursework in scholars’ chosen fields, so they can use their knowledge and skills to become agents of change in the epilepsy community. 

Richard A. Ash Scholarship

Deadline 4/30/2022  

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High School Seniors, Undergraduate College students in financial need, Philly resident; 10-20  renewable scholarships awarded per year from $1000 up to 90% of educational cost 

FACES College Scholarship Program

Deadline 6/27/22

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FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) will provide financial support for the education of college undergraduate or graduate students affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. FACES is seeking to recognize the personal accomplishments of those living with epilepsy during their higher education journey.


Arthur O. And Clara M. Schlegel Memorial Fund

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The Arthur O. & Clara M. Schlegel Memorial Fund provides grants that support the medical costs of physical differences in Berks County children whose guardians are unable to meet such expenses.

Expenses that may be covered include direct and indirect medical expenses, such as travel costs associated with treatment.