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UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™

The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $1,500,000 to more than 300 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies. More info here.

Hidden Truths Project

2021 Empowerment Scholarship

Nancy Heleno College Counseling Scholarship
The College Essay Instructor, Nancy Heleno, is teaming up with The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California to bring nine full College Counseling Scholarships and nine half-scholarships to our community. All current high school juniors, or seniors taking a gap year between high school graduation and college, are eligible to apply.
Nancy Heleno is a former top-rated college instructor and founding board of directors member of three schools. As Mountain Middle School’s lead charter author and founding board president, Nancy lead the proposals that garnered many accolades and awards including the first in the state to attain unanimous charter application approval; the first in the state to achieve student lottery status in year 1; the first state recipient of additional start-up grant funds without request; and the first national charter application with inclusion of AMLE’s This We Believe, with the director’s letter of support.
Nancy has been published with a research team in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology for work on the neurology of intelligence and emotions; she has won the Dr Toy award for her handbook on early childhood brain development, MindExpanse Baby; Discovering Colors; and she has been a top rated English as a second language teacher. Ms. Heleno has taken her writing experience in these genres, as well as years of writing marketing plans for consumer goods, and parlayed her expertise into College Essay Instruction.

You can read more about her services at:

A) 3 recipients for College Counseling: assisting families in finding the best college match both for passion and financial support.
B) 3 recipients for the Common Application Essay.
C) 3 recipients for two Supplemental Essays each.

Apply Here $1500 Aging Matters Scholarship wants to bring more awareness to the key issues we face as an aging population. We award an annual college scholarship to an individual that best demonstrates to us why “Aging Matters” to them. The $1500 scholarship is given annually to a selected college student that currently cares for an aging loved one, works within the senior community, or intends to pursue a career that will have an impact on the elder population. Any existing student (or incoming freshman), in good academic standing, at a 2 or 4 year accredited college can apply for this scholarship. The recipient will demonstrate a unique and admirable understanding and desire to show us that “Aging Matters” to them. More info here.

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