Scholarships 2016-2017

Fall 2016


Jackson Burton
One winter day when school was called off due to poor weather conditions in Cincinnati, OH, Jackson decided to learn how to play Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”, including the intricate and complex guitar solo. He spent hours focusing on hitting the right cords with the right inflection.




Katie Merrill
Katie is passionate about art and ET awareness. Having essential tremor has forced Katie to think creatively, to develop innovative solutions to her own artistic problems. As a digital arts student at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS, Katie had to figure out how to film and photograph her subjects, despite her shaky hands.




Jack Peters
This is not our first time meeting Jack. He is an old friend of the IETF, having been featured in the IETF’s Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Tremor Talk magazine at the ripe old age of 12. We’ve been privileged to watch Jack grow up, as his mom always kept the Foundation up to date on how Jack was doing up in Redgranite, WI.




Austin Siekknen
Austin is a scholar-athlete who ranked in the top quarter of his high school class in Hobbing, MN. He participated in several varsity level sports throughout high school and was a member of a variety of academic clubs. He volunteered during the summer, helping local kids develop a love for sports and sportsmanship.



Spring 2017


Audrey Weber

This former student body president and yearbook editor-in-chief was diagnosed with tremor when she was only 2 and has always found a way to rise to the next challenge.



Alice Netting

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Alice had an impressive—and very creative—high school career. The future attendee of the University of Adelaide has volunteered for several organizations and was a peer support leader at her school.



Jack Peters

As an Eagle Scout, member of the Theater Club, and founder of his high school’s robotics team, Jack has certainly had an impressive high school career that he’ll continue at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.



Kelley Cordeiro

She is currently working on her Doctorate in Education at Molloy College after an impressive previous academic career that included inductions into the Delta Kappa Gamma lnternational Honor Society for Women Educators, and the Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society.