Elam Baer & Janis Clay Educational Scholarship

The recipients of the Elam Baer & Janis Clay Educational Scholarships are students who have shown courage in dealing with epilepsy and seizures, commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles that epilepsy and seizures may present.  Ten $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year. Scholarship funds are intended to be used for school related expenses only.

2016 Scholarship Recipients:

Michael Blesi
Travis Boyum
Oliver Brown
Sandra Johnson
Kelsey Jonason
Coho Menk
Rachel Stych
Daniel Saunders
Megan Elizabeth Winters
Hafsa Yusuf



  • 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 overcome 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, call 1.800.779.0777.

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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