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Healthcare Scholarship: Epilepsy Foundation

Both undergraduate and graduate students can take advantage of this scholarship opportunity from the Epilepsy Foundation. You don’t have to be in any particular field to take advantage of it – whether you are majoring in political science as it relates to epilepsy, social work, vocational rehabilitation, Sociology, anthropology, counseling, economics, or nursing, this scholarship may be the right one for you.

Scholarship Overview

To qualify for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

•Be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment to a doctoral program, medical school or another graduate program.
•Or, enrolled in an appropriate undergraduate or graduate program in the behavioral sciences.
•You must have three free months to conduct your fellowship.
•Have a defined research plan or an epilepsy-related study.
•You need a qualified mentor who has sufficient experience to supervise and provide guidance to you on your project.
•Finally, you need access to institutional resources that include a laboratory or some clinical setting.

Scholarship Requirements

To qualify for the scholarship, you must have a viable research proposal and a mentor willing to supervise your research. Students with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The money you get from the scholarship is intended as a stipend to help you complete your work without financial worries. To qualify, you can either be an undergrad student or a graduate student. If you are an undergraduate student with an idea for epilepsy related research, this scholarship can help you out. If you are worried about award availability, the number of awards handed out annually varies.

Scholarship Deadline

No scholarship deadline is announced. Because of this, fill out your FAFSA and, when you get your Student Aid Report back, complete your application for the Epilepsy Foundation of America Behavioral Sciences fellowship. When you have all the materials you need, submit them through the Epilepsy Foundation website.

Scholarship Amount

Every graduate and undergraduate student who is awarded this scholarship receives $3,000. It is intended to help you with your three-month research. The money you receive isn’t intended for books, fees, supplies or tuition. Instead, use it on research-related expenses.

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