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Unique Scholarship Helps People Affected by Epilepsy Fulfill Life Ambitions
Date:12/1/2008

Since 2005, UCB has awarded over half a million dollars to qualified recipients

ATLANTA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, The Epilepsy Company(TM), will honor 31 recipients of the 2008 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship(TM) at a reception in Seattle, WA on Sunday, December 7 during the American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. The scholarship is awarded to inspiring people whose lives have been affected by epilepsy, and who seek personal growth through higher learning.

Each year, the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship is offered to people living with epilepsy, their caregivers and family members to provide financial support for academic and personal achievement. This year, UCB awarded a total of $150,000 to 31 recipients; twenty-one recipients are people living with epilepsy, and the remaining 10 are family members or caregivers of someone living with epilepsy.

The scholarship money can be used toward tuition at any United States-based center for higher learning, including colleges, graduate schools and technical schools. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over half a million dollars in scholarships to qualified recipients.

"There are many people living with epilepsy who continue to have a positive impact on their families, schools and communities. The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship allows us to recognize their achievements by making higher education more attainable for deserving recipients," said Rich Denness, Vice President and General Manager of CNS at UCB. "This scholarship is one of several innovative patient programs that demonstrate UCB's commitment to improving the lives of people living with epilepsy."

The American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting is an international conference where medical experts convene to share research findings and discuss relevant topics in the field of epilepsy and other seizure disorders. This year the meeting will occur in Seattl
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