Eligibility: The applicant must be an incoming freshman or attending an undergraduate college as a full-time student for the 2015/2016 academic school year. They also must have a diagnosis of epilepsy and reside in Illinois.
About the Scholarship
The Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy is a $10,000 award, of which $5,000 is a grant and $5,000 is an interest free loan that must be paid back within seven years of leaving undergraduate school, whether a student graduates or not and/or goes on to earn a graduate degree. Eligible students must meet the following criteria:
- Is an incoming freshman or attending college as an undergraduate full-time student for the 2015/2016 academic school year.
- Has a diagnosis of epilepsy
- Is a resident of Illinois
Judges will evaluate the submissions and award the scholarship to students who meet the above criteria. Recipients will be selected by a committee that will apply the same standards to all applicants-scholastic accomplishment to date, financial need, and community partnership and leadership.
Submission Deadline: Applications for the Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy must be postmarked no later than April 20, 2015. Please submit applications to:
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Attn: Jeff Moore
17 N. State St., Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60602
The 2015 Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy has been awarded to Tara Alfano.