Along with The Defeating Epilepsy Scholarship, there are a number of scholarships for individuals with epilepsy. The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation is working to create a list of grants available for individuals, family members, and caregivers all battling epilepsy.
Scholarship: Educational Enrichment Fund Scholarship
Organization: Cure Epilepsy
Applications open: December 15, 2020
Application deadline: April 15, 2021
Amount of scholarship: $5,000
Application, guidelines, and contact information are all located at the site posted above.
Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities
Deadline: December 6, 2021
Requirements: have an identified disability, be a high school senior or graduate planning on enrolling, already enrolled. Full or half-time undergrad at accredited 2 or 4 year college in the United States, minimum of 3.0GPA.
Contact: apply on scholarships.com or
Scholarship Committee, One Scholarship Way, St. Peter, MN 56082
UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Scholarship offers assistance for individuals with epilepsy, family members, and caregivers. Must be legal resident of the U.S., must be seeking an associate’s, undergraduate, graduate degree, or enrolled in a trade school.
Contact: Apply on scholarships.com or
Scholarship Team Member, 1421 E. Broad Street, Suite 140, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27256
2021 Living with Epilepsy Scholarship
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.
Listed at the website are the eligibility and application requirements. Application and deadline and instructions are listed as well.
Lorna Myers PNES Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Lorna Myers who is donating the royalties of her book Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: A Guide, the Epilepsy Alliance of America has established a scholarship program for students with a diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). Awards will be based on the quality of applications through a competitive scoring system that balances need with achievement. Epilepsy Alliance America reserves the right to determine the number of scholarships given each year. This is a one-time award.
Purpose: to assist an individuals with PNES with his or her academic and/or vocational training.
Qualifications: Applicants must (1) have a diagnosis of PNES confirmed by a statement from the applicant’s physician (2) have proof of acceptance as a full-time student to a post-secondary academic or vocational program (3) submit three letters of reference from people other than family members and a head shot photograph.
Application due: July 16, 2021 Awards Announcement: August 1, 2021
Please submit applications to:
Epilepsy Alliance America, Patricia A. Gibson, MSSW, DHL, ACSW, Piedmont One, Suite 5541 A, 1920 West First Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding the scholarship please call 800-642-0500
Scholarship sites to find additional epilepsy and disability scholarships:
ScholarshipOwl: ScholarshipOwl has listed The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation’s scholarship on their site along with other epilepsy scholarships. They help you with entering the required information to help make applying for a scholarship easier. Visit www.scholarshipowl.com
If you need any assistance or have questions please email us at email@example.com. Thank you for your support and together we will defeat epilepsy.