Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy


About the Scholarship

The Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy is a $10,000 per year award (for up to four school years*), of which $5,000 is a grant and $5,000 is an interest free loan. This loan 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 2016/2017 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.

* There is a minimum GPA requirement to receive subsequent years.

Submission Deadline: Applications for the Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy must be postmarked no later than April 20, 2016. Please submit applications to: 

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Attn: Jeff Moore
17 N. State St., Suite 650
Chicago, IL 60602

Click here to download the application.