This endowment was established by the family of Leah Marie Bollin (who was killed in an automobile accident in August 2001) with the hopes that other students who have epilepsy will embrace the spirit that made Leah the remarkable young woman she was. She never let her epilepsy hold her back from anything she wanted to do. She made sure that people knew she had epilepsy and that she was accepted or rejected on those terms. The way she led her life was both inspirational and educational to all those around her as she fought to foster understanding about her condition and the learning disabilities that many times accompany it.
The purpose of this award is to benefit an LSSU student who has epilepsy or other seizure disorder (including Multiple sclerosis, Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s disease to help with educational costs and move forward with their lives despite a potentially debilitating physical condition.
A successful candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
- Financial need is a consideration
- Registered with the LSSU Accessibility Services
- Candidates are recommended by a scholarship selection committee based on review of the questionnaire and three letters of recommendation