Megan McFadden

Scholarship Recipient:
Megan McFadden


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 among her peers, it connects her with her family as her father and paternal grandfather also have it.

“ET has impacted my life by teaching me that everyone faces challenges, but they do not define us, that we often fear what we do not understand, that research is important, and that education and support from others can make a tremendous difference,” she said.

Her service and leadership activities include the Butler University Dance Marathon benefitting Riley Children’s Hospital, a member and advocate for the Desmond Tutu Peace Lab, serving as a youth volunteer for summer science camps and serving on the Keep America Beautiful Advisory Council.

Megan is double majoring in political science and data science, with plans to work in the field of public policy or the nonprofit sector to support those in need.