The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $500 scholarship each for the 2013-2014 academic year to the following deserving students:
Matt Schafer of Divide, Colo., as says that his life has been a bit like “a hurdler in track and field, filled with many health-related obstacles.” The future freshman at John Brown University in Arkansas adds that while “ET has been very challenging … we all have obstacles in life. With a little hard work and ingenuity, they can be overcome.” Read more.
As a graduate student at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Shriya Soora understands the myriad of challenges that college can present to someone with ET, especially with hands-on learning. Read more.
When she was seven, Jill Riggs was chosen to participate in a brain development study through her local hospital. During the neurological testing for the study, it was discovered that Jill had essential tremor. Read More.
“Everyone faces obstacles during their lifetime,” says Jared Beeson, adding that “it is not the challenges we face that define us, but how we choose to react to [them].” If that’s how people are defined, then Jared can be defined as a true inspiration. Read more.
“I feel that becoming the new support group leader for the San Diego area was the first step in doing more, not just for me, but for my community,” explains Carolina. Because of ET, she sees her world differently. She sees obstacles not only as challenges to be overcome, but also as opportunities to do more. Read more.
With a 4.0 grade point average, Carilee meets and exceeds all the academic criteria needed to qualify for an IETF scholarship. But it is her passion that elevated her above the crowd. Read more.