Paul E. Smith Scholarship


The Paul E. Smith Scholarship is presented to a high school senior with epilepsy as a person whose academic performance, community involvement, and personal statement are all exemplary. It is presented annually so that youth with epilepsy can pursue their life goals and dreams.

The Paul E. Smith Scholarship is funded and awarded by a generous gift from the Paul E. Smith family. Paul’s family lost him to epilepsy at the age of 22 and continues his legacy by helping other students with epilepsy further their education.

Paul E. Smith Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • For high school seniors who have epilepsy and who live in areas served by the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California.
  • Recipient will receive $2,000 towards their college education.

Help someone living with Epilepsy go to college

Meet the 2020 Recipient 

Ian Scheringer is the recipient of the 2020 Paul E. Smith Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes Ian as a person with epilepsy whose academic performance, community involvement, and personal statement are all exemplary. The Paul E. Smith Scholarship is presented annually so that young people with epilepsy, like Ian, can pursue their life goals and dreams.