Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago - James Davies Scholarship

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
The James Davies Scholarship is a one-year award of $5,000 that 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. This scholarship is in honor of James Davies, a long-time advocate for people with epilepsy, who worked for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago for over 30 years.

Website: Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Application: Access Here

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A rising high school junior or senior and all currently enrolled college or vocational/technical school full-time students
  • Enrolled as a full-time student for the academic school year
  • Has a diagnosis of epilepsy
  • A resident of Illinois

Required Documents:

  1. Resume, or list of employers with dates of employment
  2. Personal Statement: See google form application for the essay question (Less than 250 words)
  3. Copy of your high school transcript, Individual Education Plan (if applicable), or GED
  4. Copy of college acceptance letter or confirmation of enrollment
  5. Physician statement to verify the diagnosis of epilepsy
  6. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one must be from a teacher)

Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please contact Ayesha Akhtar at aakhtar@epilepsychicago.org