Elam Baer & Janis Clay Educational Scholarship

Elam Baer and Janis Clay established the “Elam Baer and Janis Clay Educational Scholarship Fund” in 2006.  They have continued their generous support by providing ten $1,000 scholarships each year.

The ten $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students chosen for their courage in dealing with epilepsy and seizures, commitment to their education and perseverance in eliminating obstacles that seizures present.

Scholarship funds are intended to be used for school related expenses only.  

2015 Scholarship Recipients:

Alexandra Burd
Colton Menk
Elizabeth McGraw
Rachel Stych
Olivia Maccoux
Luke McCutcheon
Rachel Lindquist-Sandberg
Michael Blesi
Kelsey Jonason
Katelyn Barthel 



  • Must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder.
  • Must be a high school senior or a high school graduate.
  • Must provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program.
  • Must live in Minnesota or eastern North Dakota.
  • Must submit a completed application and two letters of recommendation.

Selection Factors:

  • Strong career goals
  • How applicant has overcame obstacles related to epilepsy
  • Personal achievements
  • Involvement with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota and/or the community

Selection Panel:

Volunteer selection committee to be determined by the Executive Director.

The Elam Baer & Janis Clay educational scholarship is administered by the EFMN. For information, contact Diane at 1.800.779.0777 or dwhite@efmn.org

Opportunities are provided solely on individual merit of applicants related to scholarship requirements and without regard to religion, creed, race, national origin, gender or sexual orientation. 

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