Lorna Myers PNES Scholarship Fund

Epilepsy Alliance America thanks Dr. Lorna Myers for funding the Lorna Myers PNES Scholarship Fund.  Dr. Myers is donating the royalties of her book, PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: A GUIDE to Epilepsy Alliance America. Using these funds, we have established a scholarship program for students with a diagnosis of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).

In 2021, Epilepsy Alliance America awarded EIGHT scholarships.
Meet our 2021 Scholars

Awards are based on the quality of applications through a competitive scoring system that balances need with achievement. Epilepsy Alliance America reserves the right to determine the amount of and number of scholarships given annually.  At this time this is a one-time award (non-renewable).

We anticipate the application process to open in Spring 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please check back here for more information.  If you would like to be notified of updates to the scholarship program when they become available, please email admin@epilepsyallianceamerica.org with your contact information.

EPILEPSY SCHOLARSHIPS
Check out the Scholarship Opportunities at our Member Organizations

Epilepsy Alliance West Central New York
https://www.epiny.org/epilepsy/scholarship/

Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
http://www.epilepsy-ohio.org/news/taylor-huth-memorial-scholarship-program/

Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA
https://www.eawcp.org/programs/scholarships/

Other Resources

The following list includes some opportunities for scholarships available to those living with and affected by epilepsy.

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.
faces.med.nyu.edu/events-programs/college-scholarship-program

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.
https://usascholarships.com/foundation-science-disability-grant-program/

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.
https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/scholarships

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.
www.neads.ca

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.
patientadvocate.org/connect-with-services/apply-for-a-scholarship

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

 

Updated on September 17, 2021