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Scholarship available for students with epilepsy

April Schmitz passed away unexpectedly at home, in her sleep after having a seizure on Saturday, May 26, 2007. While she left us way too soon, her memory will now live on in an educational scholarship in her name.

April Schmitz passed away unexpectedly at home, in her sleep after having a seizure on Saturday, May 26, 2007. While she left us way too soon, her memory will now live on in an educational scholarship in her name.

Schmitz graduated from Carlton High School in 2005.

The April Schmitz Memorial Scholarship has been made possible by Schmitz's family, friends and loved ones. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota will award a $1,000 scholarship in Schmitz's name to a student living in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Lake, Pine or St. Louis County. Students with epilepsy and/or a seizure disorder are encouraged to apply by April 1. Applications are available online at www.efmn.org or by calling 1-800-779-0777 ext. 2310.

Eligibility requirements include: Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/ seizure disorder; must be a high school senior or a high school graduate between the ages of 17-23; must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program; must live in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Lake, Pine or St. Louis County; must submit a completed application and two letters of recommendation, one letter of recommendation must be from an educator.

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