Scholarship Program

For graduating high school seniors

The EAWCP has offered a scholarship program since 2001. Each year a number of scholarships are available ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 depending on funding from private and corporate donations. At least five $1,000 scholarships funded by the EAWCP will be awarded.

To be eligible for the EAWCP Scholarship, a person must: have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program, be a high school senior, attend school full-time, and be a legal resident of western/central Pennsylvania. (see map of counties)

Applications are available beginning in October, and are due April 1, 2024. If you are interested in applying for next year’s scholarship program, please download the application.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

For high school students, college students, and/or family members.

Foundation for Science and Disability


The Foundation for Science and Disability (FSD) Student Award Program is for fourth year undergraduate and graduate students who have a disability. Awards of $1,000 each are made to qualified college or university students in any field of Mathematics, Science, Medicine, Technology, or Engineering.

Lime Connect


Lime Connect offers distinct scholarships with partners that support the education of current university students and open the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities. Also offers their own Pathways Scholarship that supports current high school seniors’ pursuit of a university/college education. All scholarships are awarded based on merit, and financial need is considered for Pathways.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students — Parke–Davis Epilepsy Scholarship Program


The Parke-Davis Scholarship Program administers 16 scholarships annually for students with epilepsy. Each scholarship is worth $3,000. Applicants must be currently under a physician’s care for treatment of epilepsy and must be taking anti-epileptic medication. The program is open to high school seniors who have applied to a university or college program and students currently in post-secondary studies.

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program


The program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members, and caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams.