The Marie Newton Sepia Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 1983 as a part of Pilot International to provide financial aid to a qualified graduate or doctorate student preparing for or currently working in careers related to youth development and leadership, brain safety and fitness or caring for families in times of need. M. Fred Sepia made the initial contribution to the fund in memory of his wife, Marie, who was a longtime member of Pilot International and served as International President in 1968 ÔÇô 1969. It is intended that this fund will permanently further Pilot InternationalÔÇÖs mission by assisting worthy capable individuals to pursue careers in which they will teach, encourage and rehabilitate children with disabilities. The amount granted for one full academic year will not exceed $1,000. Applicants must have received a BachelorÔÇÖs degree from an accredited college or university in any country where Pilot clubs exist. Applicants may be full or part time students, whose courses will, in the judgment of the Scholarship Division, be proper background courses for teaching and working with disabled children. Postgraduate work or research should improve the skills of the applicant in dealing with brain-related disorders/disabilities of children. Applicants must agree, in writing, to work with children with brain-related disorders / disabilities upon completion of the postgraduate training or research, to the terms and conditions of the scholarship and to follow such administrative procedure prescribed by the committee.