The Jim Davies Scholarship

 

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Vision: The Jim Davies Scholarship 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.

Eligibility: The applicant must be an incoming freshman to a college or vocational/technical school that will be a full-time student for the 2014/2015 academic school year. They also must have a diagnosis of epilepsy and reside in Illinois.

About the Scholarship

The Jim Davies Scholarship is a one-year $1,000 award, and will be given to a deserving student who meets the following criteria:

  • Is an incoming freshman to a college or vocational/technical school that will be a full-time student for the 2014/2015 academic school year.
  • Has a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Is a resident of Illinois

Judges will evaluate the submissions and award the scholarship to a student who meets the above criteria and who best fits the scholarship’s vision. The recipient will be selected by a committee of three reviewers using a point system. Applicants will be judged on various merits, including: how well the applicant meets the scholarship’s vision, essays, letters of recommendation, academic merit, achievement and/or community service, and financial need.

Submission Deadline: Applications for the Jim Davies Scholarship must be postmarked no later than May 1st, 2014. Click here to download the application.