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CURE Education Enrichment Fund

About Education Enrichment Fund
CURE is proud to offer the Education Enrichment Fund scholarship program, sponsored by Lundbeck. The program consists of a one-time scholarship (up to $5,000) for those living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers, to be used toward coursework to advance personal knowledge in research, health education, advocacy and/or awareness in relation to their experiences with this neurological disease.

Education Enrichment Fund provides a unique opportunity for all those seeking to educate themselves in an effort to enrich the lives of those touched by epilepsy!

Deadline April 15!
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2016 Education Enrichment Fund Awardees
While all applicants had inspirational relationships to epilepsy and compelling reasons for wanting to further their education, three applications from 2016, all truly unique and special in their own way, stood out.

Sophie Meskis
A sister who watched her little brother battle seizures daily and struggled to find a way to help him improve his quality of life. She realized that as a sibling of someone whose seizures dictated their entire life, it seemed appropriate that she devote hers to helping children, like her brother, who have been living with severe disabilities. She will be using her scholarship toward her recent acceptance into a nationally-ranked Masters of Education program, where she will focus on educating children with severe disabilities.
Alison Kukla
A young woman who developed epilepsy later in life and fought the misconceptions and discrimination that surrounds people living with epilepsy every day. With the help of her family, she continued to grow professionally in the political arena and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health. She plans to use her scholarship to help her effectively advocate for people in the epilepsy community and create policies to help improve the quality of life of people just like her who struggle with epilepsy and other chronic conditions.
Jennifer Burke
A mother who struggled with not knowing the answer to her child’s epilepsy and who never gave up. After finally identifying a genetic cause, she helped form a non-profit foundation built around this mutation that provides support to other families who have had this same diagnosis and helps coordinate new research studies. She plans to use her scholarship to learn how to effectively write grants and raise funds for research, while also learning best practices to advocate in the healthcare and political arenas.
CURE Who is eligible to apply for Education Enrichment Fund?
Anyone diagnosed with epilepsy, immediate family members of someone with epilepsy and/or caregivers are encouraged to apply. To apply for the CURE Education Enrichment Fund you must:
  1. Be a) diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or b) the immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling) AND/OR caregiver of a person living with epilepsy. Caregivers are defined as any individual who provides unpaid, personal care for a person living with epilepsy.
  2. Be seeking to advance your personal knowledge in the field of epilepsy, as it relates to research, health education, awareness, and/or advocacy. Coursework may include online training, training certifications, vocational coursework, academic coursework, or any other applicable courses*. Coursework may be completed at any training center, vocational institution, or academic institution the applicant chooses. *Applicability of coursework is at the discretion of the Education Enrichment Fund Selection Committee.
  3. Not an employee (or an immediate family member of an employee) of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) or Lundbeck. Immediate family members, in this occasion, are defined as spouses, domestic partners, children, parents, grandchildren, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, stepchildren, stepsisters and stepbrothers. Additionally, healthcare professionals who directly or indirectly influence the prescribing of epilepsy medications, and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.
CURE What do I need to apply for the Education Enrichment Fund?
  1. Basic Information about yourself and your photo
  2. Basic information about the institution you plan to attend
  3. Updated resume OR information regarding your professional and extracurricular achievements
  4. 500-word essay explaining why you should be selected for the scholarship, how epilepsy has impacted your life either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy, and how the scholarship will benefit you and/or your family
  5. One letter of recommendation from an academic professional, community official, or health care team member of your choosing
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Apply Now
You may apply online using the form below or if you prefer, can mail a hard copy version.
Electronic applications must be submitted by April 15th, 2017. Mailed applications must be postmarked by April 15th, 2017.

APPLICANT INFORMATION
 
   
Date of Birth:


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Applicant Status:

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INSTITUTION INFORMATION
 
   
Type of Institution:

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PROFESSIONAL AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS
Please provide information below or upload an updated resume highlighting leadership skills, achievements, and unique experiences that directly impact the applicant:


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REQUIRED ESSAY
Please provide an essay (maximum 500 words) authored by the applicant explaining a) why you should be selected for the scholarship, b) how epilepsy has impacted your life either as a person living with epilepsy or as a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy, and c) how the scholarship will benefit you and/or your family.
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ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES
  1. All scholarship winners/recipients must submit a current photograph.
  2. A signed letter from a licensed physician verifying the scholarship recipient is a patient with epilepsy or a family member and/or caregiver of someone with epilepsy may be required prior to funds being dispersed.
  3. Upon the submission of the application or the awarding of the scholarship and recipient’s acceptance, CURE and Lundbeck, including its subsidiaries and its agents, and others working on behalf of Lundbeck or at its direction, and their respective licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right to use and republish the submitted application or any of its content; it may reference and acknowledge recipient’s name and authorship of the application; and may use recipient's name, image and likeness, for any purpose relating to the scholarship, including but not limited to, any promotional materials, internal sites, www.CUREepilepsy.org, external company sites, press releases, social media, and email communications.

Please submit my 2017 CURE Education Enrichment Fund application. I understand that the selection of recipients will be at the sole discretion of the Education Enrichment Fund Selection Committee. By clicking "submit" below, I certify that I agree to all application requirements, and that all information contained in this application is true and accurate. I authorize Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to publish, copyright, and use any and all information contained in this application for display on the internet on any CURE websites or communications, including, but not limited to, photographs. I also certify that I am not a CURE or Lundbeck employee, or an immediate family member of a CURE or Lundbeck employee, and neither I nor my immediate family members directly or indirectly influence the prescribing of epilepsy medications. I authorize the school to share financial information with the CURE Education Enrichment Fund Selection Committee to determine whether I will require the full $5,000 scholarship allocation to cover tuition, fees, and books.

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QUESTIONS? Not sure where to begin? Ask for a member of our Development team at 312-255-1801 or email info@CUREepilepsy.org.

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Thank you to our Education Enrichment Fund sponsor!
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