WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Anyone diagnosed with epilepsy, immediate family members of someone with epilepsy and/or caregivers 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.

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’ll be required to fill out an application, and also collect supporting documents to be submitted with your application.

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

  • Basic Information about yourself and your photo
  • Basic information about the institution you plan to attend
  • Updated resume OR information regarding your professional and extracurricular achievements
  • 500-word essay explaining why you should be selected for the scholarship, how epilepsy has impacted your life either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy, and how the scholarship will benefit you and/or your family
  • One letter of recommendation from an academic professional, community official, or health care team member of your choosing

The 2018 EEF Scholarship deadline has passed. 2019 EEF Scholarship Details to be announced in Fall 2018.

For any questions about the Scholarship, please contact CURE or view the 2018 Program Guidelines below:

info@cureepilepsy.org

QUESTIONS?

Call (312) 255-1801, or send us a message.

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