Scholarships

Scholarships 2021-09-07T13:03:42-04:00

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  www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org or www.scholarships.com. Check out informational websites like https://study.com/resources/college-resource-for-students-with-disabilities. 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 8/15/2021 

Applications should be sent to efepa@efepa.org 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

$1,000 scholarship will be rewarded on 8/31/2021


UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

Deadline 2/15/2021 

Application Link: https://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/program-details

Outstanding accomplishments deserve recognition. UCB is celebrating 16 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 2021, UCB will award 33 one-time scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members, and caregivers who are pursuing higher education. Thirty scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. In addition, two Epilepsy Leader Scholarships and one Joe D’Souza Memorial Scholarship of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to outstanding applicants.


Living With Epilepsy Scholarship

Deadline 2/28/21

Application Link: https://kaplunmarx.com/2021-living-with-epilepsy-scholarship/

The personal injury attorneys at KaplunMarx are thrilled to launch the first year of our Living with Epilepsy Scholarship. We 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 our 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. We 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 occured because of your diagnosis? Tell us your story.


Patient Advocate Foundation

Deadline 3/1/2021 

Application link: https://www.patientadvocate.org/connect-with-services/apply-for-a-scholarship/ 

The purpose of our 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. 


HERB it Forward Scholarship

Deadline 3/1/2021

Application Link: https://www.herbie.com/hif-scholarship/

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.


CURE Epilepsy Education Enrichment Fund Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/21

Application link: https://www.cureepilepsy.org/get-involved/scholarships/education-enrichment-fund-application-2021/

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 4/30/2021  

Application Link: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/residence-state/pennsylvania/richard-a-ash-scholarship

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 6/25/2021 

Application link: http://faces.med.nyu.edu/application

FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) is pleased to accept applications for the 2021 College Scholarship Program. FACES will provide financial support for the education of college undergraduate or graduate students affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. We are seeking to recognize the personal accomplishments of those living with epilepsy during their higher education journey.

AWARD AMOUNTS WILL VARY AND WILL NOT EXCEED $2,500 PER STUDENT, DEPENDING ON THE APPLICANT’S FINANCIAL NEED.