Sarah Kunz

Sarah KunzThe International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $500 scholarship to student Sarah Kunz from Waverly, Minn. for the 2014-2015 academic year. Kunz is one of four students from across the nation to receive a scholarship award from the IETF.

Currently pursuing a degree in American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI) at St. Catherine University, Kunz uses her ET as motivation to help others despite the facing daily struggles. “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

Kuntz succeeds as an academic scholar and an active leader within her community. She currently serves as a teaching assistant for ASLI at the University of Minnesota, volunteers for Love INC Big Woods and recently traveled to Ghana, Africa and East Asia as part of the missionary program for Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). “Not even essential tremor can stop my dream,” said Kunz.