Carilee Fore

Carilee Fore

Carilee Fore, Spring 2014 Scholarship award winner

Carilee Fore started her college career with 46 credits, earned from taking college level classes while still in high school.  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.

Carilee began playing piano at the age of seven and has participated in numerous competitions and performances every year since. Although ET has interfered with her ability to perform publicly as well as she would like, “when I play for an audience, something inside of me just soars and I get that incredible feeling of absolute rapture and purposefulness.” Medication helps Carilee overcome some of her physical limitations but it is her unwavering work-ethic and dedication that makes her an outstanding performer. “I play for hours and hours on end,” she says, “pouring out my thoughts, feelings and emotions through the music.”

“I may never get to Carnegie Hall…but I can still do my best at the one thing I feel I was created to do: perform the piano. And that’s enough for me”.  That’s enough for us too. We know Carilee will do well as she works toward her music degree at Dallas Baptist University in Texas and we are proud to award her an IETF scholarship.