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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) is pleased to accept applications for the 2021 College Scholarship Program. FACES will provide financial support for the education of college undergraduate or graduate students affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders. We are seeking to recognize the personal accomplishments of those living with epilepsy during their higher education journey.

AWARD AMOUNTS WILL VARY AND WILL NOT EXCEED $2,500 PER STUDENT, DEPENDING ON THE APPLICANT’S FINANCIAL NEED.

PAST RECIPIENTS ARE WELCOME TO APPLY AGAIN

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS BY:

FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2021

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF A DECISION ON FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021

ALL GRANT AWARDEES WILL NEED TO PROVIDE A W-9.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Is a US Citizen and/or a legal and permanent resident of the United States
  • Lives with and encounters challenges from epilepsy or a seizure disorder
  • Has financial need
  • Must attend a United States higher education institution
  • Will be enrolled as a college student in the Fall 2021
SECTION I.

A.
APPLICANT INFORMATION

Student Information (Please Print or Type)

B.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For the following forms of financial aid, please list the name of the loan or grant and the estimated/anticipated amount of funds you will be receiving/taking out:

Federal loans:

Private loans:

Grants:

Scholarships:

Work study:

If you answered yes to any of the above, supporting documentation may be requested.

C.

ACADEMIC INSTITUTION INFORMATION (FOR ALL APPLICANTS)

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

D.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION (REQUIRED FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN ONLY)

SECTION II.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT AND RESUME:

TRANSCRIPT

Incoming freshmen, please send your most up-to-date high school official transcript. Current college students, please send your most up-to-date official college transcript. Please submit your high school or current college transcript to:

RESUME

Please enclose a resume of any honors, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, and work experiences.

SECTION III.

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:

A.
ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION LETTER

Please have someone involved in your academic career (teacher, professor, tutor, guidance counselor, coach) write a letter of recommendation indicating why this scholarship will be helpful for your college education. This letter should speak to your character, work ethic, and how epilepsy has effected you. (1,000 word maximum)

***Please make your reference aware, we may be contacting them.***

B.

MEDICAL RECOMENDATION LETTER

Please have a certified medical practitioner who is involved in your  medical care (e.g. physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, psychologist, etc.) write a letter of recommendation indicating why this scholarship will be helpful for your college education. This recommendation must state the applicant has/had an epilepsy diagnosis or experiences seizures. (1,000 word maximum)

***Please make your reference aware, we may be contacting them.***

SECTION IV.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Please attach a written statement. This statement should highlight:

  • Why you will benefit from this scholarship.
  • Any community service. Please highlight any participation in epilepsy awareness programs. If you are unable to volunteer for any reason please explain why.
  • Explain how you have overcome the challenges of epilepsy.
  • Your essay should include why scholarship assistance is being requested this year, including financial need.
  • Any other information you think might be pertinent.
    (1,000 word maximum)
Certification

I certify that the information contained in this application is true.