Scholarships 2019-2020

Fall 2019

 

Elizabeth CarrollPhoto of 2019 Scholarship Recipient Elizabeth Carroll

The year she was diagnosed with essential tremor is the year Elizabeth discovered her fascination with the law. Advocating for herself in the classroom was her first taste of being an attorney. Today she has aspirations of attending law school after college. She is a student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

 

Anna EasleyPhoto of 2019 scholarship recipient Anna Easley

Anna was diagnosed with essential tremor at age 14. It impacted how she viewed herself and she was devastated. One day her doctor asked her, “If you could have any other disorder what would it be?” When she thought about all the other conditions there are, she felt truly blessed. She decided that ET will always be a part of her life, but she doesn’t have to allow it to dictate her life. Anna is a student at William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS.

 

Alyssa Jonesphoto of Alyssa Jones 2019 scholarship recipient

Alyssa’s shaking hands have become a new normal for her, and so has spreading awareness about essential tremor. She works to educate those around her and focuses on not letting it steer her away from her ambitions. She is a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, and has set her sights on attending law school one day.

 

Madison Young spring 2019 scholarship recipientMadison Young

Madison believes having essential tremor has given her a different outlook on people with disabilities. She believes everyone has some sort of disability or imperfection, and it’s what makes everyone unique. “At the end of the day, we are all just people with a few basic things in common and an overabundance of differences,” she said. Madison is studying rehabilitation science at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. She plans to be a physical therapist.

 

Spring 2020

 

Robbie HolderRobbie Holder photo for website 2020

Robbie’s parents began to notice his essential tremor when he was just two years old. It’s hereditary in his family. His mother has it and so did his great-grandmother. But they set an example for him by not letting it keep them from doing the things they loved. Robbie’s ET has progressed as he has grown older. New situations or sometimes things like caffeine, make it worse as well. But he has learned to compensate and hasn’t allowed it to control his actions. He is working toward a degree in health and human sciences and plans to become a physician’s assistant.

 

Alyssa Jonesphoto of Alyssa Jones 2019 scholarship recipient

Alyssa’s shaking hands have become a new normal for her, and so has spreading awareness about essential tremor. She works to educate those around her and focuses on not letting it steer her away from her ambitions. She is a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, and has set her sights on attending law school one day.

 

Colin Pool Colin Pool photo for website 2020

Like many other people with essential tremor, Colin struggles with everyday tasks that most people take for granted including writing, pouring milk and speaking. But perhaps the hardest part for him has been the bullying he has had to endure starting in elementary school. One incident where he dropped his hamburger bun at camp earned him the nickname “Hamburger Bun Boy” for the entire week. As he has grown older, he has learned to modify or make substitutions to accommodate his shaking hands. When it affected his ability to play the trumpet, but he began playing the piano instead. He spent hours practicing to build up the muscle memory in his hands before performances. He is a student at the University of California Berkeley.

 

Madison Young spring 2019 scholarship recipientMadison Young

Madison believes having essential tremor has given her a different outlook on people with disabilities. She believes everyone has some sort of disability or imperfection, and it’s what makes everyone unique. “At the end of the day, we are all just people with a few basic things in common and an overabundance of differences,” she said. Madison is studying rehabilitation science at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. She plans to be a physical therapist.