Complete this online application. It must be submitted by one parent on behalf of both living parents/legal guardians of a child diagnosed with medication resistant epilepsy regardless of whether the parents are married, separated, or divorced. (In the event of divorce where one parent has sole legal custody of the child, only the parent with sole legal custody must submit the application. In that case, proof of sole legal custody in the form of a court order must be included with the application.)
Your application will be reviewed by a peer review panel of parents whose children have had epilepsy surgery. The panel decides who receives scholarship funds each month. Applications are reviewed the first week of the next calendar month. You will be notified by us approximately the 15th of the month after the month you applied.
If you cannot apply online, download this application and mail it to us: Dreams for Danny: Surgical Travel Scholarship Application (PDF)
If you don’t have a printer or internet access, call us at +1.833.675.3335 and leave a message with your full name and phone number. We’ll call you back and complete the application for you.
The maximum request is $1,000 in reimbursed travel costs.
Can scholarship funds be used to reimburse me for travel and lodging expenses I incurred before I applied for the scholarship?
Yes, but only if those expenses were incurred in the same month of your application.
My child has already had epilepsy surgery, but is still having seizures. Are we disqualified from applying?
No. We understand that sometimes families want to visit a new team to discuss their options for a subsequent surgery. You are welcome to apply for this scholarship even though your child has already had epilepsy surgery.
How soon will I be notified regarding the scholarship?
Applications received in a calendar month will be reviewed the first week of the following month. The peer review panel will meet the second week of the month to discuss the applications received in the prior month. Scholarship finalists will be decided approximately the 15th of each month. So, for example, if you apply for this scholarship on May 16th, you will be notified whether you are a grantee or not by June 15th or so.
Can I reapply month after month?
No. Your application is “live” for three months. This means that the peer review panel will consider your application three months in a row. Thereafter, you cannot apply for the scholarship again.