Project Sleep's Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is the first-ever national narcolepsy scholarship program to support students with narcolepsy while also fostering awareness in high school and college settings. Founded by Julie Flygare and the Graham Family in 2014 the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship has awarded eleven scholarships in just two years.
Narcolepsy is a serious neurological disorder of the sleep/wake cycle affecting about 1 in 2000 people worldwide including many children and young adults. Due to lack of awareness in medical communities and society at large narcolepsy is extremely under-recognized and misunderstood. Patients often suffer symptoms for 3 to 15 years before receiving proper diagnosis and treatment.Applicant must be a high school senior who will attend a four-year university starting in the fall -Must have a signed letter from an accredited sleep specialist or neurologist with confirmed narcolepsy diagnosisApplicants must write a personal essay in 500-1000 words: "If you could go 'back in time' and speak to yourself on the day you were diagnosed with narcolepsy what would you say? What advice or perspective would you share with your younger self? Please write a letter to yourself on your diagnosis self." For more information or to apply please visit the scholarship provider's website.