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Spring 2023 Scholarship Opportunities

2023 College Scholarships
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College Scholarship Opportunities


Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York College Scholarships

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc. is offering four college scholarships to graduating high school seniors or students who will be enrolled at any post-high school institution of higher learning.

The Nick Birchak Strength of Character College Scholarship and The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarship and The Barbara Quackenbush College Scholarship will each be in the amount of $1,000.

The Stephen Piorkowski Scholarship will be in the amount of $500.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently being treated for epilepsy and have plans to further their education. In addition, students must reside in one of 22 counties served by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York.*

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, May 5, 2023. Students only need to submit one application to be considered for all awards.

To Apply: If you have any further questions or wish to receive an application, contact Sam Champagne, Counselor, and Program Coordinator at 518.456.7501 or via email at schampagne@epilepsyneny.org.


NYU FACES College Scholarship Program

FACES annually provides partial financial support for the education of incoming freshmen or currently enrolled college students affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders; the award amount will vary from a minimum of $500 to $2,500 per student, depending on the applicant’s financial need.

Info on this scholarship program can be found here: https://nyulangone.org/locations/comprehensive-epilepsy-center/comprehensive-epilepsy-center-resources-for-patients-families


UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

UCB will offer 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 2 scholarships of up to $10,000 in 2023.

In 2023, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships 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. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each.

Applications for the 2023 scholarship program are due Friday, March 31st, 2023. 

To Apply: The online application can be found at www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com


From the EFNENY Team

For General Inquires: Please contact Sam Champagne, Counselor and Program Coordinator at 518.456.7501 or via email at schampagne@epilepsyneny.org.


Donating: For those interested in donating towards a EFNENY College Scholarship please click here.

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