The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship


Vision: The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship will provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to a student living with epilepsy, who demonstrates a strong commitment to his/her education, and perseverance in overcoming the obstacles that epilepsy may present.

About the Scholarship

The Sara Stubblefield Memorial Scholarsip is a one-year $2,000 award, and will be given to a deserving student who meets the following criteria:

  • Has epilepsy and is under a physician’s care for epilepsy
  • Is college-bound or a vocational technical school bound high school senior residing in the state of Illinois
  • Previous recipients currently enrolled and in good academic standing in an institution of higher education may also re-apply

This scholarship was created to honor Sara’s life and her advocacy to ensure that “not another moment will be lost to seizures.” Judges will award the scholarship to the student who meets the above criteria and who best fits the scholarship’s vision.

The scholarship application must be received by April 30, 2016. Click here to download the application.

Information about the recipient selection process:

The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Scholarship Memorial Scholarship recipient will be selected by a committee of at least five 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.