Scholarship Recipient:
Matthew Peterson

Recent Winners
Posted on July 8, 2021

Matthew was five years old when he first noticed his essential tremor (ET). He was familiar with ET because his dad also has it. It began to get his way when he started playing the piano. He noticed that his hands didn’t always play the way he wanted them to. As the years went by, […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Megan McFadden

Recent Winners
Posted on July 8, 2021

Because of her essential tremor, Megan said she has to work a little harder to make quality products in the classroom and in the dance studio. Her friends and fellow dancers have noticed her shaking, mistaking it for nerves, but she used it as a moment to educate them. While her ET makes her unique […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Terrin Griffeth

Recent Winners
Posted on July 7, 2021

Terrin believes that everything we go through in life has a purpose, and ultimately is a situation we can learn from and use to the benefit of our own lives and others. Having essential tremor has humbled him and allowed him to look for ways to help others who he believes have harder circumstances than […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Maria Hermosillo Arrieta

Recent Winners
Posted on January 5, 2021

Essential tremor impacted Maria’s life from an early age, but she wasn’t formally diagnosed until she was 18. She steered clear of situations where others would notice it, and on especially hard days with her tremors she would stay home from school. “Although I tried to brush off my condition and make it seem like […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Emily Williams

Recent Winners
Posted on January 5, 2021

Emily was 10 years old when she was diagnosed with essential tremor (ET). She had been taking piano lessons for five years and had just started percussion in her school band. She was determined not to let her ET define her. Having ET meant practicing was more exhausting for her. But she learned to work […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Robert Holder

Recent Winners

Robert Holder is a three-time recipient of an IETF scholarship, receiving scholarships in the fall of 2017, the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2020.

Scholarship Recipient:
Colin Pool

Recent Winners

Like many other people with essential tremor, Colin struggles with everyday tasks that most people take for granted including writing, pouring milk and speaking. 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 […]