Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy

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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

Click here to download the application.

 

The 2015 Berner Scholarship for Students with Epilepsy has been awarded to Tara Alfano.