People with Epilepsy, Family, Caregivers
College Counseling in Northern CA
High School Juniors/Seniors (or Gap)
Frankie Lee Forbes Scholarship
The Frankie Lee Forbes Scholarship application period is OPEN.
The application period falls between January 1-May 27.
Frankie Lee Forbes Scholarship Requirements
- For any person with epilepsy living in Oakdale who is furthering his or her education—undergraduate, graduate, post graduate, study in any field, or vocational and technical training.
- Recipient will receive $1,000 towards their education.
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
- 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!
Paul E. Smith Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to our scholarship recipients! The Paul E. Smith Scholarship is presented annually so that young people with epilepsy can pursue their life goals and dreams.
Briahna Nipper and Ireland O’Donnell are the two recipients of the 2021 Paul E. Smith Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes Briahna and Ireland as individuals with epilepsy whose academic performance, community involvement, and personal statement are all exemplary.
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.
UCB FAMILY EPILEPSY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM™
The program offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members, caregivers to help them fulfill their dreams.
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 $3 MILLION to more than 580 recipients who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies.
NANCY HELENO COLLEGE COUNSELING SCHOLARSHIP
The College Essay instructor, Nancy Heleno, is teaming up with The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California to bring 9 full and 9 half college counseling 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.
(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.
SeniorCare.com 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.