Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined.
Yet, public and private funding for epilepsy research lags far behind other neurological afflictions, at $35 a patient (compared, for instance, with $129 for Alzheimer’s and $280 for multiple sclerosis).
When I first started this article, I thought I was whistling in the wind. But I was happily surprised. Epilepsy scholarships do exist!
Some foundations and businesses award thousands of dollars towards your college education, others provide a few hundred. But the more you apply, the better chances you’ll have of getting at least some kind of assistance with your college tuition.
For five good epilepsy scholarship sponsors click on: http://www.collegescholarships.org/health/epileptic-students.htm and you’re off to a really good start!