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:
Brandon Staple

Recent Winners
Posted on June 18, 2020

His diagnosis of essential tremor in 2014 caused severe anxiety for Brandon. He has been dyslexic all of his life and coupling this with his ET made him feel uncertain about his future. Thankfully, his neurologist became his mentor. She taught him that ET was his “new normal” and she empowered him to pursue opportunities […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Terrin Griffeth

Recent Winners
Posted on June 17, 2020

Terrin’s essential tremor began to show itself while he was in Brazil, on a service mission. His friends commented about it and sometimes made fun of the way he shook. He said he came to realize people laugh at that which they don’t understand or what makes them uncomfortable. Since that time he has made […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Elizabeth Carroll

Recent Winners

It was others who pointed out Elizabeth’s shaking hands to her. But by the 8th grade, she began to have difficulty writing, eating and buttoning her shirt. Essential tremor runs in her family so she wasn’t surprised when she was diagnosed. The year she received her diagnosis is the year she became fascinated with the […]

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 […]

Scholarship Recipient:
Madison Young

Recent Winners

Madison Young, Searcy, Ark., is a five-time IETF scholarship recipient. She received $1,000 scholarships in the fall of 2017, the spring of 2018, the spring and fall of 2019, and the spring and fall of 2020. She is the type of person that won’t allow something like having essential tremor (ET) stop her from doing […]