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Biopharma Company UCB Unveils 40 Deserving 2010 Family Epilepsy Scholarship Recipients
Date:11/9/2010

ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UCB, Inc. celebrates the academic success of the 2010 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship recipients.  Over the past 6 years, UCB has awarded more than 200 scholarships, totaling over $1 million, to people whose lives have been directly affected by epilepsy, including those with epilepsy, their caregivers and family members.  Epilepsy is a common neurological condition that can affect anyone at anytime.  In the United States, 1 in 100 people are living with epilepsy.

"It is inspiring to see that year after year UCB recognizes the dreams of people affected by epilepsy and supports these individuals in accomplishing their academic aspirations," said Brien Smith, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Neurology.

This year, 40 recipients were selected from a pool of nearly 800 applicants. UCB awarded 30 scholarships to people living with epilepsy and 10 scholarships to family members or caregivers of someone living with epilepsy.  Each recipient will receive a scholarship of $5,000 for tuition at colleges, graduate schools and technical schools across the country.  Applicants were considered based on their application, personal essay, letters of recommendation and their determination to live beyond the boundaries of epilepsy.

This year's recipients will be honored on the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Facebook page.  To see photos and quotes from the 2010 recipients, read updates from past scholarship recipients and learn more about the UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™, please go to Facebook.com/UCBEpilepsyScholarship.  

2010 Scholarship Recipients and Their Selected Learning Institution:Emerald Allen

Concordia Lutheran UniversityKamell Ean Alston

West Chester UniversityCourtney Barringtine

Howard UniversityBeth Barton

Roosevelt UniversityAshley Breedlove

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