The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania has offered a scholarship program since 2001. Thanks to the generosity of private and corporate donations, the program has grown from five $1,000 scholarships to eight scholarships totaling $10,000.
To be eligible for the EFWCP Scholarship, a person must: have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program, be a recent high school graduate, attend school full-time, and be a legal resident of western/central Pennsylvania.
The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania congratulates the recipients of this year’s annual college scholarship program. Eight outstanding high school seniors, all of whom are faced with a seizure disorder or epilepsy, each received a scholarship to further their education. Winners were selected based on several factors, including their ability to maintain a positive academic grade average and overcome adversity.
Madison Husick received the Paige Holland Memorial Scholarship. This $2,500 scholarship went to the person who had the overall highest score. Madison is a graduate of Tussey Mountain High School and will attend West Virginia University, majoring in Occupational Therapy.
Laura Reese received the Rohr-Golden Family Scholarship. This $1,500 scholarship went to the person who had the second-highest overall score. Laura graduated from Lincoln High School. She will attend Community College of Beaver County, majoring in Nursing.
Madison Bruno graduated from Collegiate Academy. She will attend Mercyhurst University majoring in Early Childhood and Special Education.
Austin Harmon is the recipient of The Center for Inclusion in HealthCare at UPMC Scholarship. Austin graduated from Brentwood High School. He will attend Ohio University, majoring in Forensic Chemistry.
Jon Houston is the recipient of the Julie McCormick Memorial Scholarship. Jon is a graduate of Hopewell Area High school. He will attend PA College of Technology with a major in Criminal Justice or Hospitality Management.
Caitlyn Theriault graduated from Pine-Richland High School and plans on attending Rochester Institute of Technology. She will major in Computer Information Sciences.
Robert Turben Turben is a graduate of Seneca High School. He plans on attending Fortis Institute majoring in Construction Management.
Mackenzie Wise is the recipient of the Celeste Katherine DeFrank Memorial Scholarship. Mackenzie is a graduate of Montoursville Area High School and will major in Psychology at Misericordia University.