Each semester the IETF will award up to four $1,000 scholarships to qualified post-high school students of all ages, to lessen the burden of higher education. The scholarship can be used for supplies, books or tuition at licensed, accredited institutions of higher education (including trade schools) and are paid directly to the educational institution.

Applying for an IETF Scholarship

• Review our Scholarship Description for requirements, criteria and required documentation.

• Complete an Application

• Submit all scholarship application materials electronically as one document to OR mail documents to IETF, Attn: Patrick McCartney, PO Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285 according to the following schedule: 

• All application materials MUST be submitted together for consideration.

Applications missing materials will be ineligible.

Fall Semester – Applicant deadline is May 1 with an award announcement by July 15.
Spring Semester – Applicant deadline is October 31 with award announcement December 15.

Building the Scholarship Program

The Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund

The IETF needs additional generous donors to continue the scholarship program. With your support, we can help the many qualified and deserving applicants finance some of their educational expenses.

Catherine S. Rice retired in September 2015, after 18 years of leadership as the IETF’s Executive Director. One of Cathy’s passions at the IETF was to recognize the achievements of students dealing with essential tremor. To honor and help continue Cathy’s work with college students for years to come, the IETF Board of Directors established the “Catherine S. Rice Scholarship Fund.”

This fund is used to award as many as four scholarships to deserving students both in the fall and spring semesters. For anyone wishing to recognize the dedication of Cathy, the Board encourages donations to this fund, in her honor. For more information, please call the IETF office at (toll free) 888.387.3667.

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