Scholarships 2015-2016

The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is pleased to award a $500 scholarship each for the 2015-2016 academic year to the following deserving students:

Fall 2015

Karissa Hartzell
Karissa-Hartzell-for-web“ET makes some of the simplest tasks challenging, but I do not let it control what I do,” Karissa said. “I want to be an inspiration to other people living with ET and help educate others about it.” Read more.




Hannah Spence
Hannah Spence Cropped for web
“The goals I set for myself sometimes lead me through many challenging experiences,” Hannah said. “If I made it through the past six years, then I can make it through anything.” Read more.




Tyler Criswell
Tyler Criswell“I understand what it’s like to have a condition that you need help overcoming.” Tyler said. “My dream is to one day be able to help others overcome their condition.” Read more.




Katie Merrill

KatieA_Web“I love my life and I do not let my ET hinder that love. I like to tell people that I have an ‘alien’ living in my brain, and it makes for a great conversation starter,” Katie said. “Then I get to tell them about me and my ‘alien’, raising awareness for essential tremor and making a potential new friend at the same time.”  Read more.