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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 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 2023, 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 2023 scholarship program are due Friday, April 28, 2023.

Click this link to learn more and 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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