Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Project Sleep’s Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is a national scholarship program to support students with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia while also fostering awareness in high school and college settings. Founded by Julie Flygare and the Graham Family in 2014, the program has awarded 126 scholarships in eight years.

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Meet the 2021 Scholarship Recipients

In 2021, generous donors joined with Project Sleep to award a record 31 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarships to college-bound students exemplifying courage and resilience while living with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia. Read and share about these inspiring students to help raise critical awareness of under-recognized sleep disorders.

Photo collage of the 2021 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients

What is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a serious neurological disorder of the sleep/wake cycle affecting about 1 in 2,000 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. On average, people with narcolepsy experience symptoms for 8 to 15 years before receiving proper diagnosis and treatment. Learn more.

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) is a chronic neurological disorder marked by an insatiable need to sleep that is not eased by a full night’s slumber. People with idiopathic hypersomnia sleep normal or long amounts of time each night but still feel excessively sleepy during the day. They may take long naps, but wake up feeling no better or worse than when they fell asleep. Learn more via the Hypersomnia Foundation website.

Looking for additional resources?

There are so many more well-deserving students than our scholarship program is able to support. If the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship isn’t the right fit for where you are in your education, here are some additional scholarship ideas.

Supporting Big Dreams

Your support matters. Project Sleep is a small non-profit supporting the big dreams of students with narcolepsy. Please join us with a tax-deductible donation. Thank you for building a brighter future for students with narcolepsy!

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Scholarship News

Kicking Off the 2020 Narcolepsy Scholarship

In 2020, Project Sleep plans to award 15 scholarships of $1000 each, including 10 scholarships to students with narcolepsy and five scholarships to students with idiopathic hypersomnia, thanks to a partnership…
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