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Scholarships For People With Epilepsy

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

Review the links below to see if you qualify. 

***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:

Charles L. Shor Scholarships for Epilepsy Fund

The Charles L. Shor Epilepsy Scholarship Fund through the Community Foundation of Wester PA and Eastern OH provides direct educational assistance to individuals diagnosed with epilepsy including scholarships to universities, colleges, technical training and certification programs, and financial assistance for students enabling them to attend and complete the educational program.

Mr. Shor was the CEO and President of Duro-Bag. Thanks to an innovative outlook on the industry, Duro-Bag provided materials to major retailers and grew to be the largest paper bag company in the world. Mr. Shor built his business while battling epilepsy and is now a dedicated philanthropist, providing funding to support charitable efforts surrounding epilepsy and other non-medial fields.

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. Each winner receives a 1-year, $2,000 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

  1. Who can apply?   In order to be considered, you must have:

    1. Overcome or are working to overcome the challenges of epilepsy

    2. Been successful in school

    3. Done well in activities outside the classroom or in the community

    4. Shown a desire to make the most out of college or graduate school

    5. Live in Ohio or Northern Kentucky

 

Deadline for 2024 submissions: Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2024

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

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program 

In 2024, UCB will award 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 3 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.

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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 2024 scholarship program are due Friday, March 15, 2024.

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

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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  • Warren Support Group
    Warren Support Group
    Multiple Dates
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Dr. Holly Maggiano's Office, 8828 E Market St #2, Warren, OH 44484, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Dr. Holly Maggiano's Office, 8828 E Market St #2, Warren, OH 44484, USA
    Meet others in the Warren/Youngstown, Ohio area who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Lawrence Seiden, MD
    Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Lawrence Seiden, MD
    Multiple Dates
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Virtually via Zoom
    Jul 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Virtually via Zoom
    Meet other Adults, ages 35 - 60, who are living with epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Art Therapy Class - Empowering Through the Arts
    Art Therapy Class - Empowering Through the Arts
    Multiple Dates
    Jul 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Jul 29, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy's Art Therapy Class to Illustrate your artistic flare and discover what you can do while living with seizures.
  • Akron Support Group
    Akron Support Group
    Multiple Dates
    Aug 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Aug 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Fairlawn Kiwanis Community Center, 3486 S Smith Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333, USA
    Meet others in the Akron, Ohio area who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Young Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Lawrence Seiden, MD
    Young Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Lawrence Seiden, MD
    Multiple Dates
    Aug 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    Aug 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    Meet other Young Adults, ages 20 - 34, who are living with epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Seniors and Epilepsy Talk with A. LeBron Paige, MD
    Seniors and Epilepsy Talk with A. LeBron Paige, MD
    Multiple Dates
    Sep 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    Sep 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    Meet others age 60 and above who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Teens and Epilepsy Talk with Ana Arenivas, PhD
    Teens and Epilepsy Talk with Ana Arenivas, PhD
    Sep 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtually Via Zoom
    Sep 05, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtually Via Zoom
    Join our Teens and Epilepsy Talk to meet other teens living with epilepsy. Learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Parents of Children with Epilepsy Talk
    Parents of Children with Epilepsy Talk
    Multiple Dates
    Sep 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Sep 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Meet other Parents of Children of any age living with epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your child's seizures, and make new friends.
  • Epilepsy Bereavement Group
    Epilepsy Bereavement Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Sep 12, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Have you lost a loved one to Epilepsy and seizures? You are not alone! Meet and talk with others who have lost a loved one to epilepsy and seizures.
  • Kids and Epilepsy Talk with Michael Kohrman, MD
    Kids and Epilepsy Talk with Michael Kohrman, MD
    Sep 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Sep 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Meet other kidss between the ages of 0 - 12, and their loved ones, who understand epilepsy. Learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • TopGolf Fundraiser 2024
    TopGolf Fundraiser 2024
    Sep 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    TopGolf Cleveland, 5820 Rockside Woods Blvd N, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Sep 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    TopGolf Cleveland, 5820 Rockside Woods Blvd N, Independence, OH 44131, USA
    Join us for an exciting day of swinging clubs, supporting Empowering Epilepsy, and making a positive impact in our community.
  • Young Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Nicole Woodrich (Babiak), PharmD, BCPS
    Young Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Nicole Woodrich (Babiak), PharmD, BCPS
    Sep 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtually Via Zoom
    Sep 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtually Via Zoom
    Meet other Adults with Epilepsy between the ages of 35 - 60, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Lucretia Long, APRN-CNP
    Adults and Epilepsy Talk with Lucretia Long, APRN-CNP
    Sep 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Sep 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Meet other Adults, ages 35 - 60, who are living with epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends. Enjoy a Q & A with Lucretia Long, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAES from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Teens and Epilepsy Talk
    Teens and Epilepsy Talk
    Multiple Dates
    Oct 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtually Via Zoom
    Oct 10, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Virtually Via Zoom
    Join our Teens and Epilepsy Talk to meet other teens living with epilepsy. Learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • SUDEP Action Day Talk 2024
    SUDEP Action Day Talk 2024
    Oct 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Oct 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Join Empowering Epilepsy on Thursday, October 17, 2024 to learn more about SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Who is at risk? What proactive steps can you take to reduce your or your family members' risk?
  • Empower Your Life Conference 2024
    Empower Your Life Conference 2024
    Oct 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
    Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters, 23500 Mercantile Rd suite d, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA
    Join our Empower Your Life Conference to learn more about your epilepsy and seizures. Hear from some of the top epilepsy specialists in the country as they help guide you with ways to better manage your seizures.
  • Kids and Epilepsy Talk with Keionna Brown, CNP
    Kids and Epilepsy Talk with Keionna Brown, CNP
    Oct 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    Oct 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Event via Zoom
    Meet other kids between the ages of 0 - 12 who understand epilepsy, learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.
  • Teens and Epilepsy Talk with Michael Kohrman, MD
    Teens and Epilepsy Talk with Michael Kohrman, MD
    Nov 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Nov 07, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Virtual Via Zoom
    Meet other teens between the ages of 13 - 19 who understand epilepsy. Learn strategies to better manage your seizures, and make new friends.

Donate to Help Us
Change the Conversation About Epilepsy!

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person

Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters

23500 Mercantile Road, Suite D
Beachwood, OH 44122

Online

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 216-342-4167

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