Project Sleep is honored to introduce the 30 recipients of the 2022 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, who will each receive $1,000 towards their college education. In nine years, the scholarship program has now awarded a total of 156 scholarships to 156 students, totaling $156,000.
“It is a joy to award this scholarship in celebration of the achievements of these students, who are excelling while living with under-recognized sleep conditions,” says Julie Flygare, J.D., President & CEO at Project Sleep. “The 2022 recipients have demonstrated perseverance and dedication, and we are proud to support them in furthering their education as they start college this fall.”
This year’s very strong group of applicants included 61 students from 27 states. The 30 recipients represent 23 states and include 28 students with narcolepsy and two students with idiopathic hypersomnia.
The Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship was co-founded by Flygare and the Graham family as the first national scholarship program of its kind in 2014. In addition to supporting the educational aspirations of students with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia, the program shines light on serious but often overlooked sleep conditions and fosters community.
“Low public awareness of narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia leads to long delays in proper detection and diagnosis, along with high levels of stigma and isolation,” said Flygare. “These resilient young adults’ ambitions and dreams inspire us to persist in our vision of a brighter future.”