UCB has awarded 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 and 3 scholarships of up to $10,000 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. 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. Additionally, UCB will award one applicant the Joe D'Souza Memorial Scholarship of up to $10,000. This scholarship was created in 2019 in memory of UCB's Global Medical Director.
The recipients of the Epilepsy Leader Scholarships and the Joe D'Souza Memorial Scholarship 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.
The 2020 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program deadline has passed. Stay tuned for the launch of the 2021 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program in November. Thank you!