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 2015/2016 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 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 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.
The 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship recipients have been announced. Read all about them here!