“Attending college was a goal I had set for myself many years ago. With the EFWCP Scholarship, Washington and Jefferson College was more financially feasible, helping me attain my dream.”
Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania congratulates the recipients of this year’s annual college scholarship program. Six outstanding individuals, all of whom are faced with a seizure disorder or epilepsy, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from EFWCP. In past years the EFWCP has awarded only five scholarships, but with help from the Center for Inclusion in Health Care at UPMC, a sixth scholarship was added this year. Winners were selected based on several factors, including their ability to maintain a positive academic grade average and overcome adversity.
Sabbath Friend received a scholarship underwritten by The Center for Inclusion in Healthcare at UPMC. Sabbath lives in Fayette County and graduated from Albert Gallatin Area High School. Sabbath is deciding between two universities: West Virginia University and Washington Jefferson College. She will major in Pre-Med.
Taylor Bizon graduated from Deer Lakes High School in Allegheny County. He plans to attend CCAC North Campus and major in Computer Science.
Marissa Decker is a graduate of Curwenville High School in Clearfield County. She will attend Dubois College, majoring in Administrative Medical Assistance.
Zachary Groves is a Central Valley High School Graduate from Beaver County. He will attend Kent State University, majoring in Architecture.
Tyler Keys graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in Huntingdon County. He will attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in Pre-Dental.
Holly O’Brien lives in Erie County where she graduated from Fairview High School. She will attend Penn State with a major in Engineering.