Erika Knode Memorial Scholarships
Students who show courage when dealing with epilepsy and seizures, a strong commitment to their education and perserverance in eliminating the obstacles epilepsy and seizures may present are welcome to apply for the Erika Knode Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are funded by the Erika Knode Epilepsy Awareness Memorial Foundation and administered by The Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas. To apply go to www.efcst.org.
On May 6, 2019 at the annual Epilepsy Have A Heart Golf Tournament Luncheon at the JW Marriott San Antonio, the first three Erika Foundation Educational Scholarships were awarded to three deserving young women:
Enjulie Vasquez received the first $3,000 scholarship. A senior at Texas State University, Enjulie believes "you define yourself, don't let your illness define you". Enjulie desires to join a research facility after college and focus on the field of epilepsy. It is her life's mission to discover what is not known about this neurological disease.
Natalie Maritte Temple received a $1,000 scholarship. She wants to use her love of singing and theater to educate the public and give a better picture of those with epilepsy. She wants to depict that having epilepsy does not make a person strange or a monster, but is the same person before and after a seizure, a person capable of doing most everything someone without epilepsy can do.
Katya Miren Schell received a $1,000 scholarship and is a high school senior at St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. She has a passion for community service. She wants to serve as an example that having a traumatic brain injury and epilepsy still offers one an opportunity to flourish given the right tools and support.
We are proud of all these amazing women!