Scholarship Program

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.

In 2015, the following scholarships will be awarded:
$2,500 — Paige Holland Memorial Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to the person who receives the highest overall score
$1,500 — Rohr-Golden Family Scholarship This scholarship will be awarded to the person with the second highest overall score
$1,000 — The Center for Inclusion in HealthCare at UPMC
$1,000 — EFWCP Julie McCormick Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 — EFWCP
$1,000 — EFWCP
$1,000 — EFWCP
$1,000 — EFWCP

2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania congratulates the recipients of this year’s annual college scholarship program. Seven 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.

Katie Weakland

Katie Weakland, who is a graduate of State College Area High School in Centre County, received the Paige Holland Memorial Scholarship. This $2500 scholarship went to the person who had the overall highest scores. Katie plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology with a major in Radiology.

Annamarie Green

Annamarie Green graduated from Central Dauphin High School in Dauphin County, PA. Annamarie plans to attend St. Francis University of PA and major in Social Work.

Kyle Haltenhoff

Kyle Haltenhoff graduated from Jersey Shore Area High School in Lycoming County. Kyle plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in Networking.

Janelle Sheaffer

Janelle Sheaffer graduated from Middletown Area High School in Dauphin County. Janelle has plans to attend York College of PA and major in Elementary Education.

Andrew Vogel

Andrew Vogel is the recipient of the Julie McCormick Memorial Scholarship. Andrew is a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and plans to attend Grove City College in the fall with a major in Computer Information Systems.

Courtney Zawacki

Courtney Zawacki who lives in Erie County, received the UPMC Center for Inclusion in Healthcare Scholarship. She graduated from Fairview High School. Courtney will attend Edinboro University in the fall with a major in Journalism.

A seventh high school senior, who wishes to remain anonymous, was awarded a $1000 scholarship.

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