UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™
c/o Summit Medical Communications
1441 E. Broad Street, Suite 340
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Fax: (919) 567-7591
Answer: Yes, the essay is a mandatory part of the application. Artistic presentations, which are optional, may include CDs, PowerPoint presentations, sketches, paintings, writing samples (e.g., poetry or short stories, etc.), or a scrapbook. Electronic files may be uploaded on the "My Essay" tab. Please note these items will not be returned.
- School official
Answer: A school official is any employee of the school in which you are enrolled; this includes, but is not limited to, teachers, special-interest group instructors, or coaches.
- Community member
Answer: A community member is someone whom the applicant knows well, such as an athletic instructor or coach, or a member of a community special-interest group, such as the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts, Rotary Club, etc.
- Healthcare team member
Answer: A healthcare team member includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or any certified practitioner who is directly involved in the medical care of the patient with epilepsy. If the applicant is a family member and/or caregiver of someone with epilepsy, this section should be completed by the healthcare team member that cares for the patient with epilepsy.
Answer: After the healthcare team member treating the person with epilepsy fills out the Medical History Form, the applicant may seek out an additional recommendation from an alternate source. The application will only be considered complete when three letters of recommendation are received.
Answer: If you have been out of school for a long time, you may obtain a letter of recommendation from an alternate source such as a co-worker, manager, community member, etc.
Answer: To be considered complete, you must submit a transcript from the academic institution you are currently attending or last attended. Transcripts may be submitted online or mailed to the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ address above.
Answer: If you are in college, you must obtain a transcript from your college. You may also supplement your application by including your high school transcript if you would like.
Answer: In order to be considered complete, all applications must include three letters of recommendation and the completed medical history form submitted by the application deadline of Friday, March 31, 2023. Please note that you are not required to submit a recommendation letter from someone in each category as long as you submit three letters. Materials submitted after the application deadline will not be considered.
Answer: All components of the application must be submitted by the application deadline of Friday, March 31, 2023. Unfortunately, if one component of the application arrives after the application deadline, the application will not be considered.
Answer: No, the scholarship applicant must submit the application in order to be considered for a scholarship.
Answer: Yes, persons with epilepsy and family members and/or caregivers of persons with epilepsy are eligible for a scholarship as long as they are working toward a degree in an institute of higher learning.
Answer: Components may be uploaded online, faxed, emailed or mailed separately; however, all components must be submitted by the deadline of Friday, April 14, 2023, for the application to be considered complete. Please be sure any pieces submitted by mail include the applicant’s contact information (i.e., name, address, phone number) so we can match all application components.
Answer: The medical history form of the person with epilepsy is required. Full medical history reports are accepted, however the form is preferred. If you are not the patient, the form of the person with epilepsy is still required.
Answer: All applicants who submit completed applications by the deadline will be notified of their status in June 2023. Please be sure to provide your correct mobile number, email address, and mailing address.
Answer: A family member is any immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling). Cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. may only be considered immediate family members if they are living in the same household as the person with epilepsy.
Answer: All persons who have had a diagnosis of epilepsy are eligible for a scholarship.
Answer: The scholarship can be applied toward tuition, fees, and books.
- You may include a list of the schools applied to, in order of preference.
- You may write "TBD."
- Use of UCB products will not be considered when selecting scholarship winners.
- Anyone who has a diagnosis of epilepsy is eligible for a scholarship.
Answer: No minimum GPA is required. Scholarships are awarded based on a number of criteria, such as community involvement, participation in increasing awareness of epilepsy in their community, and how the applicant has positively dealt with epilepsy as a part of their life.
Answer: Yes, applicants from previous years who did not win a scholarship may apply again. However, previous scholarship winners are not eligible to be considered again.