Thanks to all those who entered our 2019 Scholarship. This year we asked those entering to share their migraine story. We received inspiring stories through essays, art, and videos. Each one touched us in its own unique, inspiring way. This year we had more than 100 entries and choosing was no easy task. We wish we could have given scholarships to everyone.
Congratulations to upcoming University of Arizona student, Grace A!
Grace shared her migraine story, in which she saw flashing yellow dots for the first time that wouldn’t go away no matter what she did: “This was my first migraine of many to come and I remember it like it was yesterday.” She calls it the flashing lights migraine and communicates through her art her belief that “no one should have to experience a life with that kind of pain.”
Grace says, “Even though migraines will always be a part of my life, I know I will not be a victim to them and allow it to rob me of my joy and passion in all things I do in life.”
Way to go, Grace, you’re destined for great things!
Congratulations Runner Up, Sophie H, University of Arizona Pre-Pharmaceutical Studies 2024
Sophie created a video with a representation of what it feels like to deal with migraines and light sensitivity.
Congratulations Honorable Mention, Devora M, Georgia State University Nursing 2021
In this video, Devora chronicles the recurring struggle of having migraines, the denial, the vain attempts to eradicate pain, the eventual acceptance and absolute lack of energy after fighting off a migraine attack.
2020 #MyMigraineStory Scholarship Competition is Just Around the Corner!
We’re getting ready to start accepting applications for the 2020 #MyMigraineStory Contest, so be on the lookout for announcements in the coming weeks. You can also follow us on social media to get the most current information on the contest and other upcoming events.
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Want to share your migraine story and take a chance on winning a $1,000 scholarship? Visit the contest page for all the details.