Scholarship Recipient:
Anna Easley

2018 and 2019

Anna started having symptoms of essential tremor (ET) when she was just two years old. She didn’t realize it until she had trouble learning to tie her shoes at age 4. She was formally diagnosed with ET at the age of 14. She was prescribed medication, but it could only do so much. Her ET […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Brogan Speraw

2018 and 2019

Brogan Speraw, from Wellston, Ohio, is a three-time IETF scholarship recipient. He received a $1,000 scholarship in the fall of 2017, the spring of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Ever since he was a child, Speraw has known everyone else’s normal everyday tasks are anything but easy for him. All throughout school, he struggled […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Casey Becker

2018 and 2019

Casey Becker is a PhD student at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. She wants to be a clinical psychologist. Her essential tremor diagnosis came during her first year of college. It caused her to become depressed, confused and distraught. After seeking support from a clinical psychologist, she knew that she, too, wanted to be that […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Deirdre Maciak

2018 and 2019

Deirdre Maciak started experiencing essential tremor symptoms during middle school and was diagnosed with the condition during her sophomore year in high school. It affected her ability to exercise, play the saxophone in her various school bands and caused her a great deal of stress. It impacted her confidence and she became self-conscious. Because of […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Megan Hartley

2018 and 2019

Megan Hartley was diagnosed with essential tremor (ET) at age 15 and it was devastating to her. Knowing her hands would be shaking the rest of her life was difficult to accept. But, with time has come acceptance and today, Hartley is not only taking control of her condition, but she is also helping her […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Graham Gaddis

2018 and 2019

Just like others with the condition, Graham Gaddis is presented with everyday challenges because of his essential tremor. It affects his ability to write legibly, hold a drink in his hand and spread peanut butter on his sandwich. But, he is determined to not let it take over his life. “In the shadows and in […]