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CURE Epilepsy 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

Applications for 2021 are now closed. Please check back later this year for applications for the 2022 cycle.

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

For any questions about the scholarship, please contact CURE Epilepsy or view the 2021 Program Guidelines.

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 Epilepsy 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 CURE Epilepsy 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?

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

For any questions about the scholarship, please contact CURE Epilepsy or view the 2021 Program Guidelines.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Questions?

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

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