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 by end of March.  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 Jeannine Garab at (518) 456-7501 or via email at

We are honored to present the above awards to the following students entering college this fall. Click on their name to view their essay.  Congratulations!


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. To learn more and view deadline for applying, visit


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. To learn more and view deadline for applying, visit


Camp can be beneficial for all children and especially for children with epilepsy. It can increase self-confidence, foster independence, raise self-esteem and promote self-awareness. The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York will be offering “Camperships” to children ages 5-18 with epilepsy/seizure disorders to attend a summer camp program of their choice. “Camperships” will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Families whose children will be unable to attend camp without financial assistance will be given priority.  To apply, complete the application below and mail or email to our office.

EFNENY Camp Application 2021.doc, by skaczynski


Please contact Jeannine Garab with any questions.
(518) 456-7501