The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, Inc. is offering two 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 will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 each. Both scholarships will be awarded to students who are currently being treated for epilepsy and have plans to further their education.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, March 15, 2019.  Students only need to submit one application to be considered for both awards.  If you have any further questions or wish to receive an application, contact Deborah Bain at (518) 456-7501 or via email at


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; award amount will vary from a minimum of $500 and will not exceed $5,000 per student, depending on the applicant’s financial need. Info on this scholarship program can be found here:


CURE – Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy

This program is a one-time scholarship (up to $5,000) for those living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers.  The scholarship is to be used toward coursework to advance personal knowledge in research, health education, advocacy and/or awareness in relation to their experiences with epilepsy. Postmark deadline for applications is April 15, 2019.


UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

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 2019 scholarship program are due Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The online application can be found at

The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York awards two $1,000 college scholarships annually.  


Please contact Deborah Bain with any questions.
(518) 456-7501