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CURE Scholar Spotlight

Brook Hodgeman was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child and is ready to change the field of research. In addition to excelling in school, Brook is an avid athlete who seeks to improve the lives of other students with chronic conditions. As a high school student, he was invited to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to modify genes. Currently, Brook plans to study to become a neurologist and hopes to greatly impact technology and practices to aid those living with neurological diseases.

Scholarship Applications

The 2020 Education Enrichment Fund (EEF) scholarship application window is now open! Apply here.

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Greenwich Biosciences.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Any individual living with epilepsy or family members and caregivers of those impacted by 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, 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 Greenwich Biosciences. 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.

What Does the Scholarship Cover?

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.

How Can I Apply?

We are now accepting applications.

To apply, you are required to fill out an application, including an essay and information regarding your leadership and community involvement skills, achievements, and experiences.

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

  • Information regarding yourself and the institution you plan to attend
  • Responses to Leadership and Community Involvement questions
  • 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

Application Opens: December 15, 2019
Application Deadline: April 15, 2020

For any questions about the scholarship or to obtain a hard copy application, please contact CURE or view the 2020 Program Guidelines.

Questions?

Call (312) 255-1801, or send us a message at scholarship@cureepilepsy.org.

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