Students of all ages who have been diagnosed with essential tremor (ET) are encouraged to apply for an IETF College Scholarship. Each semester the IETF will provide four qualified students with a $500 scholarship to help lessen the burden of attaining higher education. Scholarships may be used to cover the cost of supplies, books, student fees or tuition at a
licensed, accredited educational institution or trade school. Funds are paid directly to the school.
The IETF Scholarship Committee, made up of members of the IETF Board of Directors, will review each application. Students will be judged based on their academic achievement, leadership skills and/or community service, as well as a submitted essay.
Those individuals awarded an IETF Scholarship will have their essays and photographs published in Tremor Talk, the IETF’s lifestyle magazine and in other related IETF publications. A press release will also be submitted to the student’s local media, to help raise awareness of essential tremor and gain needed support within the students own hometown.
All persons with essential tremor—regardless of age, vocational goals or physical location in the world—are encouraged to apply. The IETF does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation
• High school or GED graduate of any age attending a licensed, accredited institution of higher learning
• Applicant has been diagnosed with ET
• Academic success (at least a 2.5 GPA)
• Community service and/or Leadership skills
• Essay submission, limited to 500 words, answering the
question: “How has ET affected my life?”
Application materials to be submitted:
• Completed application form (obtained on the IETF website)
• Letter of acceptance from the educational program director
• High school or higher education transcript
• Essay (see Scholarship criteria above)
• Doctor’s letter of ET diagnosis
Application submission deadlines:
All scholarship application materials should be submitted electronically as one document to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to IETF, Attn: Catherine Rice, PO Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285 according to the following schedule:
Fall Semester – Application deadline May 1 with award announcement July 15. Spring Semester – Application deadline September 1 with award announcement November 15.
Year of Need: College Freshman,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: 4
Min Award: 500
Max Award: Varies
International Essential Tremor Foundation
P.O. Box 14005
Lenexa, KS 66285-4005
Contact Person: Catherine Rice
Phone: 888-387-3667 / 913-341-3880