IETF College Scholarship

Students of all ages who have been diagnosed with essential tremor (ET) are encouraged to apply for an IETF College Scholarship. Each semester the IETF will provide four qualified students with a $1,000 scholarship to help lessen the burden of attaining higher education. Scholarships may be used to cover the cost of supplies, books, student fees or tuition at a licensed, accredited educational institution or trade school. Funds are paid directly to the school.

The IETF Scholarship Committee, made up of members of the IETF Board of Directors, will review each application. Students will be judged based on their academic achievement, leadership skills and/or community service, as well as a submitted essay.

Students awarded an IETF Scholarship will have their essays and photographs published in Tremor Talk magazine, Tremor Talk blog, and in other related IETF publications. A press release will also be submitted to the student’s local media, to help raise awareness of essential tremor and gain needed support within the student’s hometown.

All students with essential tremor – regardless of age, vocational goals or physical location in the world – are encouraged to apply.  The IETF does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Annual Amount

4 $1,000

Additional Selection Criteria

Eligibility requirements:

• High school or GED graduate of any age attending a licensed, accredited institution of higher learning

• Applicant has been diagnosed with ET

Scholarship criteria:

  • Academic success (at least a 2.5 Unweighted Cumulative GPA)
  • Community service and/or Leadership skills • Essay submission, limited to 500 words, answering the question: “How has ET affected my life?” If you were previously awarded an IETF scholarship
  • Essay submission, limited to 500 words, answering the question:  "How has ET affected my life?"  If you were previously awarded an IETF scholarship, you must submit a new essay.

Application Process

Complete an Application at:

Materials to be submitted:
  • Completed application form
  • Letter of acceptance from the educational program director
  • Most recent high school or higher education transcript
  • Essay
  • Doctor's letter of ET diagnosis

Submit all scholarship application materials electronically as one document to or mail documents to IETF, Attn:  Patrick McCartney, PO Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285


May 1, 2022

For the application or more information go to: