Scholarships are offered with a variety of criteria to a vast pool of candidates. For people with epilepsy or their family members, there may be special scholarships just for you. Scholarships can be offered for any level of education but are generally given for assistance in college or graduate school. At this time, the National Office does not have the resources to offer general scholarships. However, below you will find a list of other scholarships.
HEATH provides information on post-secondary education for students with disabilities, including information on financial aid resources. Write or telephone:
2121 K Street, N.W. Suite 220
Washington, DC 20037
Washington, DC Tel: 1-800/433-3243
Some affiliates offer scholarships for education or summer camps. This is not a complete list, so please contact your local affiliate for scholarships offered in your area.
Ira Rosenzwog Scholarship Fund
The Ira Rosenzwog Scholarship Fund was created to assist college students and others who have epilepsy to further their education. It is part of the Epilepsy Foundation Chesapeake Region and is only for residents in the agency's service area. Click here to download the scholarship criteria or contact the Epilepsy Foundation Chesapeake Region.
Mark Richard Music Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of a courageous, compassionate young man who lost the struggle with epilepsy in August of 1987. This $500 scholarship is given in memory of Mark Richard Music by the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho. Click here for more information and to apply.
Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship for Persons with Epilepsy
This scholarship will provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to a student living with epilepsy, who demonstrates a strong commitment to his/her education and perseverance in overcoming the obstacles that epilepsy may present. It is a one-year $2,000 award, and will be given to a deserving student who has epilepsy and is under a physician's care for epilepsy and is college-bound or a vocational technical school bound high school senior residing in the state of Illinois. For more information and to apply, click here.
The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey has a scholarship program for New Jersey high school seniors who have epilepsy. They anticipate offering four $1,000 scholarships. New Jersey high school seniors with epilepsy who plan to attend a college or university are eligible. Click here for more information and to apply.
Shannon O' Daniel Memorial Scholarship
The recipient of the Shannon O'Daniel Memorial Scholarship should be a student who has shown courage in dealing with epilepsy and seizure, commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present. This scholarship is offered through the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana. For more information and to apply please click here.
Stephen A. Segar Scholarship
Stephen A. Segar, an attorney and founding partner of the Rochester law firm of Segar and Sciortino, did not let epilepsy stop him from achievement in college, law school and beyond, and now he wants to help others in pursuit of their learning. Thanks to Mr. Segar's personal generosity and a board-designated allocation, three $1,500 scholarships are available for high school seniors and current college students who reside within the 22-county territory served by the Epilepsy Foundation Rochester Syracuse Binghamton. For more information and to apply, please click here.
Tony and Jan Viessman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a one-year, $1000 award honoring four outstanding students who demonstrate academic achievement, possess a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, serve as a positive role model and are enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a US-based institution of higher education for fall semester of 2012. It is affiliated with the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri & Kansas. To download more information regarding criteria and how to apply, please click here.