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College Scholarship Information

Listed below are the college scholarships available to high school seniors attending college in the fall.  Only one application is needed to be considered for all three scholarships.  Deadline to submit application for consideration is the SECOND FRIDAY in MAY.

Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York Scholarship ($1,000)

Nick Birchak Strength of Character Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship has been created to celebrate the life of Nick Birchak who passed away unexpectedly due to complications from epilepsy in August 2011.  Despite the challenges with his epilepsy and the fact that he was legally blind, Nick was an amazing photographer, captain of his high school wrestling team and a world record holder of and champion of power lifting.  Nick earned a Master's Degree from the College of Saint Rose and worked for the Apple Computer Store in Albany as a disabilities specialist.

Lyle Reuben Fieser College Scholarship ($1,000)
This scholarship is in memory of Lyle Reuben Fieser, an 18 year old young man who passed away in 2007.  Lyle was independent, had a great sense of humor and strength beyond his years.  He taught people in his life the meaning of courage.  He was a recent graduate of Germantown High School who had planned to study neuroscience so he could help other people with epilespy.

1.  Have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder and currently receiving treatment; this must be confirmed by a statement from the applicant's physician.

2.  Provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.

3.  Be a high school graduate of the current graduating class or adult returning to school.

4.  Be a legal resident of one of the following counties:  Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren or Washington.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York
Attention:  Deborah Bain
3 Washington Square
Albany, NY  12205
518-456-7501 or 800-394-3223

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