The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $500 scholarship each for the 2014-2015 academic year to the following deserving students:
“I have never seen essential tremor as a disability, yet that is how it is seen in the eyes of other people. I see it as something that makes me unique,” Knapp said. Read more.
“I have a diagnosis of ET; it’s not a disability. It may be a challenge sometimes, but it empowered me to achieve my dream: I dream of helping the Deaf achieve their dreams,” said Kunz. Read more.
“Having ET hasn’t been easy. But it’s been my journey. And I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” said Mendelsohn. “I have essential tremor. And I’m only getting started – shaking things up.” Read more.
“Having essential tremor has been a major inconvenience, at times an embarrassment and very frustrating, but nothing I cannot overcome,” said Schoolman. Read more.
“I believe that we become stronger when we are forced to face difficult times. I believe it has made me a stronger person and instilled a sense of compassion and empathy for those going through difficult situations,” said Beeson. Read more.