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Scholarship Opportunities

EFGC Scholar Award

Vision:

The EFGC Scholar Award is a four-year award of $25,000, paid annually in the amount of $6,250, that will provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to students living with epilepsy. The EFGC Scholar Award recipient will be expected to promote awareness of epilepsy on campus and within the community, and to engage or participate in at least one EFGC event annually.

Eligibility:

The application is open to graduating high school seniors who have applied to and are ultimately accepted to attend a four-year academic institution beginning in the 2022-2023 academic school year. The applicant must also have a diagnosis of epilepsy and reside in Illinois.

Click here for more information and to complete the EFGC Scholar Award Application.

The completed application is due by March 1st, 2022.
Finalists will be notified by March 28th, 2022.

The James Davies Scholarship

Vision:

The James Davies Scholarship is a one-year award of $5,000 that will provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to students living with epilepsy. These students must demonstrate a strong commitment to their education and perseverance in overcoming the obstacles epilepsy may present. This scholarship is in honor of the late James Davies, a long-time advocate for people with epilepsy, who worked for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago for over 30 years.

Eligibility:

The applicant is open to graduating high school seniors, and all full-time students currently enrolled in college, vocational, and graduate school for the 2022-2023 academic school year. The applicant must also must have a diagnosis of epilepsy and reside in Illinois.

Click here for more information and to complete the James Davies Scholarship Application.

The completed application is due by March 1st, 2022.
Finalists will be notified by March 28th, 2022.

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Other Information:

An applicant must choose one scholarship program for which to apply in a given year. Applicants to the EFGC Scholar Award may not apply for the James Davies Scholarship opportunity in the same year.

Judges will evaluate the submissions and award the EFGC Scholar Award and the James Davies Scholarships to students who meet the above criteria and who best fits their vision. Applicants will be judged on various merits, including: how well the applicant meets the visions of the award and scholarship, essays, letters of recommendation, academic merit, achievement and/or community service, and financial need.

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