The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $500 scholarship to student Paul Schoolman from Sykesville, Md. for the 2014-2015 academic year. Schoolman is one of four students from across the nation to receive a scholarship award from the IETF.
As an incoming freshman to McDaniel College, Schoolman understands the challenges of living with ET. “Having essential tremor has been a major inconvenience, at times an embarrassment and very frustrating, but nothing I cannot overcome,” said Schoolman.
During high school, Schoolman excelled in and outside the classroom. He was an AP scholar, member of the student government association and National Honor Society and named Century High School Valiant Knight, the school’s prestigious honor of peer facilitator. Schoolman also volunteered as a Hashawha Outdoor School Camp Counselor and traveled on a study tour to Costa Rica.
“His consideration and compassion for others, along with his determination have helped make him a student leader,” said Randy J. Clark, principal of Century High School. “As a student he has helped our school to excel. I am sure that he will continue to do well in the future with this type of attitude.”