The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship

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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.

Submission deadline: Applications for the Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship must be postmarked no later that April 30, 2014. They shall be submitted in typed format on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, printed on one side of the page, unfolded, and mailed via US Postal Service in a 9 x 12 inch envelope.

Applications shall be mailed to:

The Sara Elizabeth Stubblfield Foundation
Attn: Scholarship Committee
c/o Matthew Flanigan
Black, Hedin, Ballard, McDonald, P.C.
108 S. 9th Street; P.O. Box 4007
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
 

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.

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