Project Sleep awards 14 scholarships in 2018, totaling 50 scholarships in five years.
Today, Project Sleep is excited to introduce the 14 recipients of the 2018 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship program. Recipients are graduating high school seniors who will each receive $1,000 toward their college education.
“The 2018 recipients are a diverse group of young adults with different interests and aspirations,” describes Julie Flygare, J.D., President & CEO at Project Sleep. “Yet they also have a lot in common — all possessing incredible tenacity and determination to pursue their dreams. Congratulations to this year’s awardees!”
The Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship was founded in 2014 by Julie Flygare and the Graham Family as the first national scholarship program supporting students with narcolepsy. Funds for the scholarship are raised through Project Sleep’s annual giving campaigns and gifts from generous donors. In addition, Project Sleep is extremely grateful to Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Harmony Biosciences, LLC, and the Hypersomnia Foundation for their generous contributions to help support this year’s scholarship program.
Fifty-one students from 28 states made up a very strong group of applicants this year. The 14 students selected accelerate the scholarship program to new heights, having now awarded 50 scholarships totaling $50,000 over the last five years.
“When we started, we planned to give out one scholarship a year,” says Flygare. “The community’s support has enabled us to help many more students than we imagined. We can’t wait to see where the momentum takes us over the next five years.”