UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™

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Friday, November 15, 2019

UCB is currently accepting applications for its Family Epilepsy Scholarship ProgramTM. Celebrating 12 years of service, the program helps people living with epilepsy, their family members, and caregivers who are pursuing higher education.

  • 30 applicants will receive scholarships up to $5,000 for demonstrating academic and personal achievement.
  • 2 applicants will receive Epilepsy Leadership Scholarships worth up to $10,000. Winners must demonstrate personal and academic achievement, a passion for advocacy, service to the epilepsy community, and a persevering spirit. This prestigious award honors two leaders in the field who passed away in 2016: Sandra Helmers MD, MPH, and John M. Pellock MD.

A panel of medical professionals and patient advocates will select the scholarship winners.

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the scholarship, you must certify that you are:

  • A legal resident of the United States
  • A person living with epilepsy or a family member / caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
  • Pursuing higher education (associate’s, undergraduate, or graduate degree) or enrolled in a trade school educational program
  • A student who demonstrates academic and personal achievement, holds a strong record of extracurricular activities, and serves as a positive role model for others
  • Graduating from high school in 2020 or have already graduated from high school
  • Enrolled in / awaiting acceptance at a United States-based center for higher learning for fall 2020
  • Not a previous UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship ProgramTM recipient
  • Not an employee of UCB or an immediate family member of a UCB employee

Find more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply on the scholarship website.


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Authored by: Liz Dueweke MPH on 11/2019

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