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Heading to college? Would a scholarship help?

It’s the time of year for college visits, SATs, GMATs, GREs, and all the other dreadful standarized testing. Oh and don’t forget those lengthy applications, interviews, and the rest of the nightmare that comes along with selecting the college or university of your dreams.  Meanwhile, the cost of a college education can be extreme so a little extra help to cover the cost never hurt.

Since 2004, UCB has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to more than 200 deserving people affected by epilepsy. The award was created to help those in the epilepsy community achieve their goals. This includes those seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree.

So, if you are a person living with epilepsy, a family member or a caregiver of a person living with epilepsy who demonstrates academic and personal excellence you may be eligible for the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program.

Eligibility Requirements
To apply, you must certify that you are:

  • A US citizen and/or a legal and permanent resident of the United States
  • A person living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy
  • Seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • A student who demonstrates achievement, possesses a strong record of participation in activities outside of school, and serves as a positive role model
  • Graduating from high school in 2011 or have already graduated from high school
  • Enrolled in, or awaiting acceptance from, a United States–based center for higher learning for fall semester 2011
  • Not a previous recipient of the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program

To Apply
To apply, please visit http://ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/ will need to log in and submit a complete application and all required supporting documents listed below by no later than May 20, 2011.

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