The East Tennessee Foundation announces the establishment of a new scholarship for 2020, the Haley Elise Van Pelt Scholarship.
This scholarship has been established to benefit students of any age seeking post-secondary education who have a permanent intellectual or developmental disability and/or functional impairment.
Scholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2020 applications, are now available at http://www.etf.org/scholarships. The scholarship application must be completed and submitted online. The application deadline for 2020 is Feb. 15, 2020.
Below is a detailed description of the criteria for the Haley Elise Van Pelt Scholarship:
Purpose and History: Established to benefit students of any age seeking post-secondary education who have a permanent intellectual or developmental disability and/or functional impairment. This may include but is not limited to brain injury, musculoskeletal impairment, multiple traumas, neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, or stroke.
Scholarship Amount: $1,000.
1. Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25-county service area.
2. Post-Secondary Requirement: Enrollment at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, vocational program, trade school, or programs that help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills, and make a successful transition from high school to adult life and/or empowers students to achieve gainful employment in the community located in Tennessee.
3. Additional Requirement: Permanent intellectual or developmental disability and/or functional impairment.