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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2022 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

In 2022, Project Sleep’s Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship program plans to award 25 scholarships of $1000 each to college-bound students with narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. High school seniors diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia planning to attend a four-year college or university starting in Fall 2022 are encouraged to see eligibility and apply!

Applications are due April 1, 2022 – no exceptions. For full details, please read our Scholarship Information and Frequently Asked Questions. Once you’ve determined you are eligible, apply here.

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.

Have Questions About the Scholarship?

Visit our Scholarship Information and Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship eligibility and application requirements.

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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Updates From Our 2021 Narcolepsy Scholarship Recipients

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Thank You From College! Acknowledged. Validated. Inspired. Supported. Heard. Your generosity made a profound impact on this year’s 31 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients. During this month of giving thanks, we’re thanking YOU by sharing…
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