Project Sleep, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about sleep health and sleep disorders, has selected the recipients of the 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship.

Due to a $5,000 matching contribution from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Project Sleep is awarding 10 scholarships this year—double the number anticipated. Founded in 2014 by Project Sleep founder and president Julie Flygare and the Graham Family, the Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship is supports students with narcolepsy. The scholarships, $1,000 each, are awarded to high school seniors planning to attend 4-year universities who exemplify courage and hope while living with narcolepsy.

Though the program is only in its second year, the call for applications reached over 1,400 college counselors and 34 students applied. The applicant pool included residents of 20 states, from Washington to Massachusetts. Originally, the scholarship’s fundraising campaign raised $5,000 from generous individual donors, allowing for 5 scholarships—an increase from the 2014 program in which 2 scholarships were awarded. The matching gift from Jazz Pharmaceuticals expanded the program even further.

“There were so many well-deserving candidates, so we were absolutely thrilled that Jazz’s wonderful contribution allowed us to give ten scholarships,” Flygare says in a release. “This year’s recipients have overcome significant adversity and represent a brighter future for narcolepsy.”

The 2015 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipients are:

Katie Blankenship
San Diego, CA
Del Norte High School

Kenya Gradnigo
Opelousas, LA
Opelousas Senior High School

Danielle Brooks
Dacula, GA
Buford High School

Fiona Hawkins-Newsome
Rocky River, OH
Rocky River High School

Sarah Foster
Fallbrook, CA
Fallbrook Union High School

Lavezz Middleton
Olympic Fields, IL
Marian Catholic High School

Theresa Gallagher
Little Compton, RI
Bishop Stang High School

Phylicia Sanchez
San Jose, CA
Summit Public Schools Rainier

Isabelle Gordon
Ballwin, MO
Parkway West High School

Claire Schulte
Auburn, NE
Auburn Senior High School

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