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Reese McGee Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Picture of the donor
Payton McGee
$3,027
1 winner$3,027
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 17, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 17, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
14
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
Background:
Epilepsy

Reese McGee was a beloved little brother who left this world on Sunday, April 28, 2024, due to an epileptic seizure. 

Reese was diagnosed with epilepsy when he started having sudden seizures at the age of seventeen. This diagnosis didn’t stop him from living a truly incredible life, but it did make endeavors like education harder to navigate and access. When Reese passed away, he was in the process of obtaining his degree in cybersecurity and had just built his own computer using what he had learned in computer labs at his school.

This scholarship seeks to honor the young life of Reese McGee by supporting students with epilepsy as they pursue their educational goals. 

Any high school or undergraduate student who has been diagnosed with epilepsy may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but applicants who are pursuing computer science, technology, IT, cybersecurity, etc. are preferred.

To apply, tell us when you were diagnosed with epilepsy, how your condition has affected your life, what you’re most proud of, and what legacy you hope to leave behind.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published May 17, 2024
Essay Topic

When were you diagnosed with epilepsy and how has it impacted your life? What are you most proud of? What sort of legacy do you hope to leave behind?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 17, 2024. Winners will be announced on Sep 17, 2024.