Scholarship Applications

The 2019 Education Enrichment Fund (EEF) scholarship application window is now closed.  Recipients will be notified of their awards by June 10, 2019.  Details regarding the 2020 EEF scholarship will be released in the Fall 2019.


Anyone diagnosed with epilepsy, immediate family members and/or caregivers of someone with epilepsy  are encouraged to apply. To apply for the CURE Education Enrichment Fund you must:

1. Be a) diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or b) the immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling) AND/OR caregiver of a person living with epilepsy. Caregivers are defined as any individual who provides unpaid, personal care for a person living with epilepsy.

2. Be seeking to advance your personal knowledge in the field of epilepsy, as it relates to research, health education, awareness, and/or advocacy. Coursework may include online training, training certifications, vocational coursework, academic coursework, or any other applicable courses*. Coursework may be completed at any training center, vocational institution, or academic institution the applicant chooses. *Applicability of coursework is at the discretion of the Education Enrichment Fund Selection Committee.

3. Not an employee (or an immediate family member of an employee) of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) or Lundbeck. Immediate family members, in this occasion, are defined as spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, grandchildren, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, stepchildren, stepsisters and stepbrothers. Additionally, healthcare professionals who directly or indirectly influence the prescribing of epilepsy medications, and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.


Scholarship amounts will be up to $5,000 to cover the recipient’s tuition, books, and any other course-required materials. “Course-required materials” must be listed in the course description of the institution’s course catalog and/or course syllabus, and approval for all materials is at the sole discretion of the Education Enrichment Fund Selection Committee.


Applications are no longer being accepted for 2019. Details regarding the 2020 EEF scholarships will be posted in Fall, 2019.

To apply, you are required to fill out an application, including an essay, description of professional and/or extracurricular achievements, and a letter of recommendation.

What do I need to apply for the Education Enrichment Fund?

  • Information about the institution you plan to attend
  • Information regarding your skills, accomplishments, and experience
  • 500-word essay explaining how your personal connection to epilepsy has shaped you into the individual you are today and how this scholarship will ignite them in becoming an “agent of change” in the epilepsy community
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic professional, community official, or health care team member of your choosing

Application Opens: TBD
Application Deadline: TBD

For any questions about the scholarship, please contact CURE or view the 2019 Program Guidelines.


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