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College Scholarship Program Application

FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) is pleased to accept applications for the 2022 College Scholarship Program. FACES will provide partial 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 Monday, June 27, 2022.

FACES will not accept applications after the due date.

We will notify applicants of a decision by mid-late July.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 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 an undergraduate/graduate student in the Fall 2022 Academic Year

Please complete the entire application below. Before you begin, make sure you have access to all required information. You will not be able to save your progress, so prepare to complete the form in one session. Several attachments are required. Please attach documents in jpg, png, txt, pdf, or doc formats (docx will not be accepted.)

Section I
A. Applicant Information
B. Financial Information
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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/borrowing:
Federal Loans
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Private Loans
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Grants
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Scholarships
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Work-Study
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If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, supporting documentation may be requested.

C. Academic Institution Information (For All Applicantes)
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D. High School Information (Required for Incoming Freshmen Only)
Section II

Official Transcript and Resume

A. Transcript

Incoming college freshmen, please send your most recent official high school transcript. Current college students, please send your most recent official college transcript. Submit transcripts to:

B. Resume

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

Section III
A. Academic Recommendation Letter

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

Please make your reference aware that we may contact them.

B. Medical Recommendation Letter

Please ask a certified medical practitioner who is involved in your medical care (e.g. physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner, physical or occupational therapist, social worker, psychologist, etc.) to write a letter of recommendation indicating why this scholarship will be helpful to 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 that we may contact them.

Section IV
Personal Statement and Certification

Please attach a written personal statement. This statement should highlight:

  • Why you will benefit from a FACES scholarship.
  • Any community service/volunteering you have done. Please highlight any participation in epilepsy awareness programs. If you are unable to volunteer, please explain why.
  • The challenges that epilepsy/seizures have presented in your life and the strategies you have used to faces those challenges.
  • Your essay should include why scholarship assistance is requested this year, including financial need.
  • Any other information you think we should know.
  • (1,000 word maximum)
Certification

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