Founded in 1988 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is guided by an executive board of directors, a medical advisory board, and an executive director with a staff of two. The organization consists of patients, physicians, educators, health care workers, parents, relatives, friends, and volunteers. The IETF is a non-profit organization with a full-time staff and hundreds of volunteers and advocates around the world promoting research, awareness and support for essential tremor.
Students of all ages who have been diagnosed with essential tremor (ET) are encouraged to apply for an IETF College Scholarship. Each year, the IETF will provide qualified students with a 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. Applicants must be high school graduates or GED holders of any age, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and display leadership skills or a commitment to community service.