Project Sleep this month announced the 14 recipients of the 2016 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship, which is awarded to inspiring students who exemplify courage and hope while taking on college with narcolepsy.

This is the scholarship’s third year. In 2014, 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.

The 2016 recipients are:

  • Jack Agnes, Oakdale, NY
  • Abby Mortensen, Sharpsburg, GA
  • Daly Ferguson, Burke, VA
  • Anna Neu, Atlanta, GA
  • Taylor Ferguson, Dakota Dunes, SD
  • Donovan Parris, Burtunsville, MO
  • Katleen Goss, Youngsville, NC
  • Alex Schroeck, Erie, PA
  • Luke Kiernan, Green Bay, WI
  • Jalaal Shah-Taylor, New York, NY
  • Danielle Kontak, Tiffin, OH
  • Sophia Stewart, Hillsborough, NC
  • Delaney Krueger, Indianapolis, IN
  • Kaitlyin Youngblood, Loganville, GA

Each of the winners receives $1,000 to go toward their college education. “This year’s applicants displayed tenacity and maturity well beyond their years,” says Project Sleep founder Julie Flygare on the Project Sleep website.

Learn more about this year’s winners and about Project Sleep at