Recipients of the 2016 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship by Project Sleep

June 14, 2016

Project Sleep is proud to introduce the 14 recipients of the 2016 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship. Please join us in cheering on these inspiring students who exemplify courage and hope while taking on college with narcolepsy.

Meet the 2016 Recipients:

Scholarship Soars to New Heights:

Founded in 2014 by Julie Flygare and the Graham Family, Project Sleep’s Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is the first-ever national scholarship program supporting students with narcolepsy while also raising narcolepsy awareness in high school and college settings. In its first year, the program awarded two scholarships and in 2015, the program awarded nine scholarships.

This year, the program had a record number of applicants – 53 students representing 30 states across the country.

Generous individuals, families and businesses contributed a remarkable $9,000 toward this year’s narcolepsy scholarship program. A wonderful $5,000 gift from Jazz Pharmaceuticals expanded the program even further. As a result, Project Sleep is awarding 14 scholarships of $1,000 each to high school seniors attending college this fall.

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder affecting 1 in 2,000 people worldwide. Symptoms include excessive sleepinesscataplexy (sudden muscle weakness triggered by emotions), sleep paralysis and frightening hallucinations while falling asleep or waking up.

“ So many of this year’s applicants displayed tenacity and maturity well beyond their years,” describes Flygare. “We are deeply grateful for the individuals, families and corporations including Jazz for paying it forward and creating a record-breaking 14 scholarships for students with narcolepsy!”

Please join Project Sleep in congratulating these real-life narcolepsy superheroes — share this post to continue raising narcolepsy awareness today!

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