Discounts, Scholarships and Free Stuff
Below are things we’ve found that are either free or discounted for people who have epilepsy, disabilities or they are for anyone. Some of this stuff is really cool. We do our best to make sure the things listed here are legitimate, however, they are not affiliated with us. We’re just listing them as a service, so if there’s an issue, we unfortunately cannot help.
If you find a link doesn’t work, please let us know so we can fix it or take it down. And, if you know of a legitimate free or discounted resource that can help our community, let us know that too!
Click on the item below to check it out.
Free job training If your disabilities don’t stand in your way of getting a job or career, the Social Security Administration offers free Ticket to Work job training program. Some jobs are with the government where handicapped applicants won’t have to compete with healthy people for the position. State Vocational Rehabilitation and some private partnerships curate this program to help SSI and SSDI recipients become more financially independent. Thanks to this program, you can still have free Medicare for up to 8 years of employment.
Some of these are specific to epilepsy, and some are not. If you find out of date info, please let us know.
UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Sponsor: UCB Amount: Up to $5,000 Closing Date: February 5, 2020 Description: 30 scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. In addition, two Epilepsy Leader Scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded to outstanding applicants who demonstrate academic and personal achievement as well as a passion for advocacy, serving the epilepsy community and a persevering spirit. Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States who is living with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy and must be seeking an associate's, undergraduate, or graduate degree or enrolled in a trade school educational program. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. https://ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/
CURE Scholarship Sponsor: Citizens United For Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: December 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are diagnosed with epilepsy by a physician or have an immediate family member (parent, spouse, child or sibling), and/or are a caregiver of a person living with epilepsy. Applicant must be seeking to advance their personal knowledge in the field of epilepsy, as it is related to research, health education, awareness, and/or advocacy. https://www.cureepilepsy.org/get-involved/scholarships/
PwC Lime Scholarship Sponsor: PwC Lime
Closing Date: Varies
Description: PwC and Lime Connect are proud to launch the PwC Lime Scholarship for undergraduate students with disabilities who have demonstrated a passion for accounting, technology, computer science, and related fields. Applicants must have or consider themselves to have a visible or invisible disability and be current full-time undergraduate (freshman, sophomore or junior) students enrolled at a four-year college/university in the U.S. for the coming academic year. Must be pursuing a degree in accounting, computer science, engineering, math, finance, or economics with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain a strong academic performance as well as exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for accounting, technology, and/or computer science. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. https://www.limeconnect.com/programs/page/scholarships
Happy Valley Scholarship
Sponsor: Happy Valley
Closing Date: December 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are legal residents of the United States and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to medical cannabis. https://www.happyvalley.org/scholarship/
Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability
Sponsor: American Association on Health and Disability
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are enrolled full-time and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Preference will be given to students majoring in public health, disability studies, health promotion or a field related to disability and health. https://www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/