Gregory W. Giles Memorial Scholarship Overview

The Gregory W. Giles Memorial Scholarship is an educational grant provided to students who are aiming for college education and at the same time suffering from epilepsy. It is established by the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho in memory of Gregory W. Giles, a young man who suffered and died of epilepsy at the age of 19.

This scholarship grant offers up to $1,000 to one recipient each academic year, and the grant money can be used to pay for tuition, miscellaneous, books, and other related college education needs.

Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify for the Gregory W. Giles Memorial Scholarship, you should satisfy the following conditions.

  • Applicants should be citizens of the United States
  • Applicants must be residents of the State or Idaho
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate medical diagnosis of epilepsy for the minimum of one year.
  • Applicants must be graduating from high school and have definite plans to pursue college education or should be currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution within the state.

Applicants who are already pursuing academic or vocational coursework should be enrolled full-time or a minimum of 12 units in a 2-year or 4-year degree.

How to Apply

When applying for the Gregory W. Giles Memorial Scholarship, applicants should submit:

  • A completely filled up application form (You can download this from
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Physician statement
  • You are also required to submit a typewritten letter of application that must answer in detail the following list of questions
    • Describe yourself and your interests. A brief description of yourself will go a long way in helping to understand you.
    • Detail the types of seizures, the frequency and also the medications you are currently on or prescribed.
    • Explain briefly how you feel about epilepsy, what are the challenges you’ve faced and how you’ve dealt with these challenges.
    • Career Goals – Explain your career goals and the reasons you chose those particular goals
    • College Education Funding – How were you planning on financing your education? What prior planning and effort have you put in to finance your education?

Scholarship Application Deadline

The deadline of application for the Gregory W. Giles Memorial Scholarship is on March 14th of each year. Applicants should have mailed all necessary requirements before the said date; late submissions will not be reviewed.

For more information, contact:

Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho
310 West Idaho Street
Boise, Idaho 83702


More Financial Aid Options:

  • Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund Overview The Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund is an organization that provides scholarship grants to high school graduates from the District of Columbia in need of financial assistance to pay for their college education needs. Ten outstanding high school seniors are awarded with $1,000 of cash money to help pay for their [...]...
  • New Mexico State Lottery Scholarship
    The New Mexico State Lottery Scholarship is an educational grant provided to high school graduates of the State of New Mexico who have intentions or are currently enrolled in a New Mexico post secondary institution. It was created by the New Mexico Legislature, and its funds are derived from Lottery revenues which intend to improve [...]...
  • Gear Up Alaska Scholarship
    Gear Up Scholarship Overview The Gear Up Alaska Scholarship is a need-based scholarship that offers up to $7,000 per year for up to four years of undergraduate study for full-time college students and incoming college freshmen. It is subsidized by the Federal Government, and are available to students who have already taken part in Gear [...]...
  • Connecticut Independent College Student Grant Program
    Connecticut Independent College Student Grant Overview The Connecticut Independent College Student Grant Program is a publicly-funded scholarship available to college students residing in the State of Connecticut who demonstrate financial need. Scholarship grants are available up to $8,332 per year and can be used to offset various college education needs such as tuition, books, transportation, [...]...
  • CollegeInvest Early Achievers Scholarship
    CollegeInvest Overview The CollegeInvest Early Achievers Scholarship is a grant that is available to 7th, 8th and 9th grade students who are currently residing in the State of Colorado. This scholarship aims to provide financial help in preparation for college education, particularly for students who demonstrate high academic achievement but are in the state of [...]...
  • Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program
    Disneyland Resort Scholarship Overview The Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program aims to help high school seniors in funding for their college needs. In this program, 10 high school seniors will each be given up to $5,000 of scholarship money which can be used to pay for tuition, books, miscellaneous expenses and other related education costs. The [...]...
  • Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship
    Scholarship Overview The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship is a program available to single mothers and fathers who wish to continue their college education pursuits but could not do so due to financial instability. This program aims to help single parents in paying for their college education costs such as tuition, books, miscellaneous expenses, transportation and [...]...
  • Iowa Scholarship For The Arts
    Scholarship Overview The Iowa Scholarship for the Arts is a private scholarship funded by the Iowa Arts Council intended for the development of graduating high school students who wish to pursue careers in visual and performing arts. The scholarship is given by the organization each academic year, and amount to $1,000 per recipient. The grant [...]...
  • ACHE Junior And Community College Performing Arts Scholarship Program
    The Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) Junior and Community College Performing Arts Scholarship Program is an educational assistance program developed to help Alabama high school seniors who wish to enroll in performing arts courses in junior or community colleges within the state. A relatively small scholarship, this grant is used to supplement basic education [...]...