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The following list includes some opportunities for scholarships available to those living with and affected by epilepsy.
This list is not meant to be complete and these organizations are not associated with Epilepsy Alliance America.

Boster Scholarship
Boster provides an annual scholarship to students with an interest in pursuing or continuing a 2 to 4-year academic program related to Biology or Biotechnology. The Boster Bio Scholarships for Young Scientists of Excellence will provide $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school or college students to aid their scientific research in college.
Fund For Future | Bosterbio Sholarships

The Charles L. Shor Epilepsy Empowerment Fund
The Charles L. Shor Epilepsy Empowerment Fund provides direct educational assistance and scholarships to universities, colleges, technical training and certification programs. Get more information and take your first steps toward completing your education today.
Application available.

FACES (Finding A Cure For Epilepsy And Seizures)
A program of NYU Langone Health, FACES provides partial financial support for the education of incoming freshmen or currently enrolled college students affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Resources for Patients & Families | NYU Langone Health

Foundation for Science and Disability
The Foundation for Science and Disability (FSD) Student Award Program is for fourth year undergraduate and graduate students who have a disability. Awards of $1,000 each are made to qualified college or university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.

Lime Connect
Lime Connect offers distinct scholarships with partners that support the education of current university students and open the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities. Also offers their own Pathways Scholarship that supports current high school seniors’ pursuit of a university/college education. All scholarships are awarded based on merit, and financial need is considered for Pathways.

Medical Student Scholarships – Child Neurology Foundation
Scholarships available for those interested in joining the clinical side of the neurology community.
Learn More: CNF Medical Student Scholarships – Child Neurology Foundation

Microsoft Disability Scholarship
Microsoft Disability Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors with disabilities. The scholarship is for students who plan to attend a vocational or academic college with a focus on starting a career in the technology industry.
Microsoft Disability Scholarship page

National Educational Association of Disabled Students — Parke–Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Program
The Parke-Davis Scholarship Program administers 16 scholarships annually for students with epilepsy. Each scholarship is worth $3,000. Applicants must be currently under a physician’s care for treatment of epilepsy and must be taking anti-epileptic medication. The program is open to high school seniors who have applied to a university or college program and students currently in post-secondary studies.

Patient Advocate Foundation
“Scholarship for Survivors” program to honor these individuals by offering educational scholarships to individuals who have suffered, or are suffering, a life-threatening disease or chronic condition.

Path to Good Scholarship Award Program
The Jon Denzer Bear Hug Foundation has a Path to Good Scholarship Awards Program.  Scholarships will be awarded to High School students and young adults not 4-year college bound that would benefit from financial help for technical career training and are open to love, hope and a path to good in their lives.
Scholarships – Jon’s Bear Hug Foundation

Rare Diseases
The #RAREis Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 to help adults with rare diseases to pursue their dreams through education.
Information about the #RAREis Scholarship fund and application process can be found here.

Scholarships for Master’s Students with Learning Disabilities
If you’re a student with a disability ready to enter a master’s program, you don’t want financial challenges to stand in the way of building upon your undergraduate successes and achieving your career goals. To help you avoid the financial barriers that could prevent you from continuing your education, keep reading to learn about 30 funding opportunities for students with a variety of disabilities.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship ProgramTM
The program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers.


You may be eligible for assistance through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in your state.  This is a federally funded program in each state with local offices in each county to assist those with medical and psychological conditions to become trained through vocational school or college.  Each state offices has a slightly different name. You should be able to find it by searching your state name followed by Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (for example:  NY Division of Vocational Rehabilitation). Availability and eligibility will vary from state to state based on income.

Many local clubs, such as Pilot Club or Women’s Club, or Foundations in your state may offer scholarships. Check with your local library, town or guidance counselor for help in finding local resources.



Updated May 31, 2024