Thursday, 6 May 2010

The OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards 2010


The 2010 OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards are proud to offer up to 14, $1,000 scholarships to students across Ontario, who are affected by epilepsy. This year we would like to extend the OBCL Scholarship Awards by offering four additional awards for individuals whose lives have been impacted by epilepsy.Students will now have the opportunity to apply for four new awards - the Margaret Burka Memorial Grant, the Award of Excellence, the Continuing Studies Award and the Artistic Merit Award in addition to the up to 10 OBCL scholarships awarded annually. These new scholarship are intended to offer opportunities for students previously ineligible for our OBCL Scholarship Awards.

Description of the New Awards:

Margaret Burka Memorial Grant:

This grant is awarded to a student that does not have epilepsy, but is living with the epilepsy of a loved one. This award is intended for an individual who has a loved one, such as a sibling or parent, who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. We understand that epilepsy affects the family as a whole. We are interested in hearing from family members or caregivers whose lives have been changed because of epilepsy. We want to recognize supportive family members and acknowledge how integral these individuals are in the lives of those diagnosed with epilepsy.

Award of Excellence:

This scholarship is awarded to an exceptional individual who has confronted remarkable barriers in their academic and personal lives due to epilepsy, and succeeded. These barriers have likely had an impact on their ability to achieve academic success and in some cases, stood in the way of their academic learning. We invite those who have encountered challenges meeting grade requirements in school to share how they dealt with these obstacles and contined their academic studies.

Continuing Studies Award:

This award is given to an individual, over the age of 21 years, who would like to further their post-secondary education. This award is specifically for adult learners pursuing professional development or re-training. The Continuing Studies Award is intended to encourage individuals who would like to further their education, through career development or career change courses.

Artistic Merit Award:

This award is given to an individual whose strength lies in artistic & visual creative expression. Instead of writing an essay, the applicant will submit an artistic representation of themselves and their own experiences of epilepsy. Possible submissions could include a storyboard, or poster utilizing photographs, collages, drawings, a web site, short video, etc. We would like to encourage individuals who might not consider writing to be their strength, to represent their life with epilepsy in a creative way.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2010

Mail the application form and all requested documents to Epilepsy Ontario:

OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards
Epilepsy Ontario
308-1 Promenade Circle
Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 4P8
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