Our Scholarships

For people with epilepsy, scholarships can offer a helpful financial boost for assistance in vocational training, college, or graduate school.

Epilepsy Foundation New England is proud to offer students moving on to higher education the following scholarship programs:

Epilepsy Foundation New England Scholarship

Epilepsy Foundation New England's Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to people who live with epilepsy and are seeking post-secondary education or vocational training.

Epilepsy Foundation New England grants at least four $2,500 scholarships each year.

Our online Scholarship application is available now. Deadline to apply is March 1st. Scholarship awards will be presented to the recipients in the Spring (date to be determined) at the annual Joseph’s Hope Benefit Concert.

Providing this information is the first step.  You still need to complete the application via interview.

Apply today

Matthew Siravo Memorial Scholarship

Epilepsy Foundation New England awards the Matthew Siravo Memorial Scholarship for college-bound high school seniors, residing in the State of Rhode Island, and diagnosed with epilepsy.

Other Scholarship Options

Students and families living with epilepsy may also be eligible for a range of other scholarship opportunities, including:

CURE Scholarship Program

Made possible by the generous funding of Lundbeck, this program is a one-time scholarship (up to $5,000) for those living with epilepsy, family members & caregivers. The scholarship is to be used toward coursework to advance personal knowledge in research, health education, advocacy and/or awareness in relation to their experiences with epilepsy.

For more information please go to:

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to more than 400 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies. 

In 2018, UCB will award thirty-two scholarships to people living with epilepsy, their family members and caregivers pursuing higher education. Thirty applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 each. In addition, two applicants will receive Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of up to $10,000 each honoring the late Sandra Helmers, MD, MPH and the late John M. Pellock, MD, two prominent figures in the epilepsy community who passed away in 2016. The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships will demonstrate academic and personal achievement and will also exemplify some of the qualities that Drs. Helmers and Pellock were best known for including a desire to advocate for and serve others, an interest in positively contributing to the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit.

For more information please go to:

Heath Scholarship

Heath provides information on post-secondary education for students with disabilities, including information on financial aid resources. Write or telephone:

2121 K Street, N.W. Suite 220
Washington, DC 20037

Federal Student Aid Information Center

Washington, DC Tel: 1-800/433-3243