Scholarships For People With Epilepsy

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There are many scholarships available for specifically for people with epilepsy.

***These links are in no way related or connected to Empowering Epilepsy, so please conduct the appropriate research about the organization before applying. Empowering Epilepsy does not provide scholarships, and cannot provide any information about the listed scholarships. Please contact these organizations directly.

Check out the links below for some possible resources:

 

FACES College Scholarship Program

FACES annually provides partial financial support for the education of incoming freshmen or currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate students affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. The award amounts will vary and will not exceed $2,500 per student, depending on the applicant’s financial need. We are seeking to recognize the personal accomplishments of those living with epilepsy during their college journey.

Past scholarship recipients are welcome to apply again.

To apply, submit your application and all supporting documents by Monday, June 27, 2022.

If you have any questions or would like for information about the program, please email FACESscholarship@nyumc.org Your message will be returned within 48 hours.

 

Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

The disAbility Scholarship at Microsoft delivers on the mission of Microsoft’s cross disability employee resource group to empower and enable people with disabilities. This scholarship enables high school students with disabilities to go to college and target a career in the technology industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to increasing the pool of persons living with a disability enrolling in higher education and, in the long term, decrease the unemployment bias for this demographic.

This scholarship will be awarded to promising high school seniors who plan to attend a vocational or academic college and have a financial need. The amount of this non-renewable scholarship to be awarded is $5,000, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of the disAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Microsoft to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.

 

Taylor Huth Memorial Scholarship Program

A college scholarship fund set up by the family and friends of Benjamin “Taylor” Huth to remember and celebrate Taylor’s zeal and love for life. 

Through The Epilepsy Alliance Ohio. You must live in the surrounding area to apply.

A college scholarship fund set up by the family and friends of Benjamin “Taylor” Huth to remember and celebrate Taylor’s zeal and love for life. This is a 1 year – $1,500 scholarship honoring local, outstanding students who have overcome or are working to overcome the challenges of epilepsy. Click here or the link above to learn how to apply. Send to: The Epilepsy Alliance Ohio at: 895 Central Ave., Suite 550, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2022

Empowering Epilepsy has no affiliation with this or any of the scholarships.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

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.

The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships and the Joe D’Souza Memorial Scholarship will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for, including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community, and a persevering spirit.

Applications for the 2022 scholarship program are due Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Click this link to learn more and register: https://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/user/register

 

***Please note, Empowering Epilepsy is only sharing information about available scholarships. Empowering Epilepsy has no information, other than what is listed above, about the scholarships, nor any affiliation with the scholarships or the companies providing the scholarships. Empowering Epilepsy currently offers NO direct scholarships. To learn more about the above listed scholarships, please click on the links to their websites.

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  • Empowering Epilepsy Holiday Party
    Dec 10, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Beachwood, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy food, fun, friends. Meet others who understand epilepsy and celebrate your successes of 2022.
  • International Epilepsy Day at Cleveland Monsters Game
    Feb 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Cleveland, 1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
    Celebrate International Epilepsy Day as the Cleveland Monsters take on the Belleville Senators
  • Cleveland West Purple Day Bowling Party - Parma
    Sun, Mar 19
    RollHouse Entertainment Parma
    Mar 19, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT – Mar 20, 2023, 6:00 PM EDT
    RollHouse Entertainment Parma, 12859 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA
    Gather your friends and family to enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Cleveland East - Purple Day Bowling Party
    Thu, Mar 23
    RollHouse Entertainment Solon
    Mar 23, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Mar 24, 2023, 10:00 PM EDT
    RollHouse Entertainment Solon , 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Gather your family and friends to enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Youngstown Purple Day Bowling Party
    Sat, Mar 25
    Location is TBD
    Mar 25, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Gather your family and friends and join us to promote epilepsy awareness! Enjoy 2 hours of bowling, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Akron Purple Day Bowling Party
    Sun, Mar 26
    AMF Riviera Lanes
    Mar 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    AMF Riviera Lanes , 20 S Miller Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Gather at team to support Epilepsy Awareness! Enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Cleveland Marathon
    Sat, May 20
    Cleveland
    May 20, 2023, 7:00 AM – May 21, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy’s Purple Pacers Cleveland Marathon Team! Do you enjoy running or want to try a 5K for the first time? No matter what your experience, there is something for you.
  • Dec 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Beachwood, 23500 Mercantile Rd Suite D, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy for our monthly Art Therapy Programs led by Art Therapist Sarah Brown, LPCC, ATR. Illustrate your artistic flare and discover what you can do while living with epilepsy and seizures.
  • Dec 10, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Beachwood, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy food, fun, friends. Meet others who understand epilepsy and celebrate your successes of 2022.
  • Dec 13, 7:00 PM – 7:05 PM
    Zoom
    Are you between the ages of 20 – 35 years old and living with epilepsy? Meet other young adults who understand epilepsy, learn proactive strategies to more successfully manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Dec 14, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
  • Dec 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join our Adults and Epilepsy Talk to ask any general questions about epilepsy and seizures.
  • Jan 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Join Empowering Epilepsy for our Seniors and Epilepsy talk with other people ages 60 and above who are living with epilepsy.
  • Jan 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Meet others who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to manage your seizures and make new friends.
  • Feb 11, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Cleveland, 1 Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
    Celebrate International Epilepsy Day as the Cleveland Monsters take on the Belleville Senators
  • Feb 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Meet others who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to manage your seizures and make new friends.
  • Mar 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Meet others who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to manage your seizures and make new friends.
  • Mar 19, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT – Mar 20, 2023, 6:00 PM EDT
    RollHouse Entertainment Parma, 12859 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130, USA
    Gather your friends and family to enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Mar 23, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT – Mar 24, 2023, 10:00 PM EDT
    RollHouse Entertainment Solon , 33185 Bainbridge Rd, Solon, OH 44139, USA
    Gather your family and friends to enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Mar 25, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Gather your family and friends and join us to promote epilepsy awareness! Enjoy 2 hours of bowling, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • Mar 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    AMF Riviera Lanes , 20 S Miller Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Gather at team to support Epilepsy Awareness! Enjoy 2 hours of bowling with shoes, all you can eat pizza, wings, and soft drinks, and the chance to meet others who support epilepsy awareness.
  • May 20, 2023, 7:00 AM – May 21, 2023, 3:00 PM
    Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy’s Purple Pacers Cleveland Marathon Team! Do you enjoy running or want to try a 5K for the first time? No matter what your experience, there is something for you.
  • Nov 29, 12:00 AM – 11:50 PM
    Online Fundraiser
    Support Empowering Epilepsy on Giving Tuesday
  • Nov 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom
    Are you between the ages of 20 – 35 years old and living with epilepsy? Meet other young adults who understand epilepsy, learn proactive strategies to more successfully manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Nov 19, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd Suite D, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Meet more of the 65,000 people and their families in Northeast Ohio who understand epilepsy. Learn strategies to positively manage your seizures, and empower your life!

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