The East Tennessee Foundation recently announced that the Haley Elise Van Pelt Scholarship will again be available for the 2023-2024 academic yearThe scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled post-secondary education students, and is a $1,500 one-time award for one year.

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. 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. Learn more about this scholarship here.

Enrollment must be at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, career and technical post-secondary program, or program that help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills and make a successful transition from high school to adult life and/or empower students to achieve gainful employment in the community. The post-secondary institution must be located in Tennessee. Learn more about this scholarship opportunity at

The application portal for the Haley Elise Van Pelt Scholarship is now live on ETF website.  The deadline to apply is June 1. 

Contact Beth Heller or Rachel Cosby, or call (865) 524-1223 with questions.