*Note: The submission deadline has passed.*

East Tennessee Foundation is pleased to announce that the Haley Elise Van Pelt Scholarship will again be available for the 2021-2022 academic year. This $1,200 one-time, one-year scholarship (increased this year) 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. 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.  The deadline to apply has  been extended to Mar. 1.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

    • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25-county service area
    • 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.
  • Additional Requirement: Permanent intellectual or developmental disability and/or functional impairmentScholarship information, including detailed descriptions and application instructions, as well as 2021 applications, are now available at http://www.etf.org/scholarships. The scholarship application must be completed and submitted online. The application deadline for 2021 is Feb. 15, 2021.

Contact Beth Heller at bheller@etf.org or Ashley Siferd Butler at abutler@etf.org or at (865) 524-1223 with any questions or concerns.