Our Scholarships

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

Joseph's Hope and Matthew Trueblood Scholarship Program

Our 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. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Scholarship awards will be announced no later than May 1st.

There is a two-fold application process. The first step is to enter information at the link below. The second step is a brief zoom interview. Decisions are made by a scholarship committee comprised of volunteers and donors.

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The Scholarship Program is funded in large part by Frank and Vicky Salituro in memory of their son Joseph who died at the age of 27 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) in 2011. 

In 2023, family and friends of Matthew Trueblood joined forces with the Salituros to grow even more resources for our scholarship program; hosting the first Annual Concert Fundraiser at Slater's in Bolton.  The event brought together the epilepsy community and network of Joseph and Matthew with live music from The Recliners and Almost the Cure along with raffle prizes.  Matthew died of SUDEP on March 27, 2023 at the age of 26. 

The epilepsy community continues Joseph and Matthew's legacies through this scholarship program each year.




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.  This scholarship is awarded as part of the above application process.

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