Annual Scholarships are awarded to individuals with epilepsy who will be attending an academic institution of higher learning, including college, vocational and graduate school. Eligibility requirements differ for the two scholarships.
Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic school year
James Davies Scholarship Award
The James Davies Scholarship is a one-time 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.
The application is open to graduating high school seniors, and all full-time students currently enrolled in college, vocational, and graduate school. The applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy and have attended high school in Illinois.
EFGC Creative Impact Award
The EFGC Creative Impact Award is a one-time $5,000 merit based scholarship awarded to a person who uses a special talent or interest in a passionate, personal and unique way to make an impact on and benefit others in the world outside the classroom. How do you use your special talent and flair to help make the world a better place?
Show us a portfolio of your best work that represents you and your creative talents. It can be music, poetry, visual arts, a short film… the sky’s the limit!
The application is open to graduating high school seniors and students who have applied to and are ultimately accepted to attend an academic institution beginning in the 2023-2024 academic school year. The applicant must also have a diagnosis of epilepsy and have attended school in Illinois..
The scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic school year have been awarded. Click here to learn about their recipients.
TestimonialsWhat people are saying…
“If I could work at Camp Blackhawk every day of the year, I would. The Epilepsy Foundation is a very special organization and I am fortunate to have been able to serve them. Camp Blackhawk means the world to all of these kids, and to me too..”
Loopie, Camp Blackhawk counselor
“The Epilepsy Foundation is very welcoming. I enjoy going to all the activities because everyone is very friendly and I feel comfortable there.”
““I love EFGC. It’s like a second family to me.”
Dawshierra, client and James Davies Scholarship recipient