In 2019, 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 with the Hypersomnia Foundation.
High school seniors diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia planning to attend a four-year university starting in fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.
1. Applicant must be a high school senior diagnosed with narcolepsy or idiopathic
hypersomnia who will attend a four-year university starting in the fall of 2019.
2. CHECKLIST: The following must be included in your submission for your application to be
considered complete: (Transcripts and doctor’s letter can be sent in separately.)
Completed and signed scholarship application. Additional parent/guardian signature
is required if the applicant is under the age of 18 (Page 3 of this packet)
Signed letter from an accredited sleep doctor or neurologist with confirmed
diagnosis (can re-purpose a letter created for another purpose like school
Official transcripts of grades completed through the most recent semester
Release authorization (Page 2 of this packet)
A portrait professional-style headshot photo – Do not send photo from a copier
A list of extra-curricular activities including but not limited to clubs/organizations,
employment and community projects/teams – Please include any honors, officer or
ACT or SAT exam results (screenshot from ACT/SAT website is acceptable)
One personal essay response to the topic below (500 word min – 1000 word max):
If you could go back in time and speak to yourself on the day you were diagnosed,
what would you say? What advice or perspective would you share with your
younger self? Please write a letter to yourself on your diagnosis day.