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. Successful candidates must have earned a GPA of 2.0 or higher with financial need. Candidates are recommended by a selection committee based on a written essay and letters of recommendation.