Driving and Transportation | Epilepsy Foundation

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A driver’s license is a passport to adulthood in the United States and many other countries. In both rural and suburban areas, driving a motor vehicle is often essential for independence and employment. Even in many urban areas, driving is needed for some jobs or to get to certain places for work or pleasure.

  • Driving is a privilege, and applicants must meet the criteria in their state to qualify for a driver’s license.
  • Applicants in all states must be older than a minimum age (usually 16 or 17 years), must not have a medical disorder that would make driving dangerous, and must pass a written test, a vision test, and a driving test.

Licensing of People with Epilepsy

The laws determining which medical conditions may prevent someone from driving varies from state to state. Some states have become more liberal in recent years, basing laws on actual data about risks.

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Scholarships – California Transportation Foundation

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Since its founding in 1988, The California Transportation Foundation (CTF) has awarded $1.3 million in scholarships through December 31, 2019. To qualify for CTF scholarships, recipients must be intent on a career in transportation and be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or documented, international students.  Each scholarship has additional qualifications, some of which are listed below. To download the CTF Scholarship List for 2020 – 2021 click here.


Bimla G. Rhinehart Memorial Scholarship ($2,750)

Scholarship Application Due April 30, 2020

University students who will be entering their senior year in the 2020 Summer or Fall terms and are enrolled in business, planning, engineering or related major at a university in California intending to pursue a career in transportation are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or a Registered International Student. To apply to the Bimla G. Rhinehart Memorial Scholarship click here for the application.

Contact: CTF at sarah_west@transportationfoundation.org

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