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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

Amount: $2500

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 or

Scholarship Committee, One Scholarship Way, St. Peter, MN 56082

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

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 or

Scholarship Team Member, 1421 E. Broad Street, Suite 140, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27256

2021 Living with Epilepsy Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

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.

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

If you need any assistance or have questions please email us at Thank you for your support and together we will defeat epilepsy.