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


Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 empower students to achieve gainful employment in the community. Post-Secondary institution must be located in Tennessee.
  • Additional Requirement: Permanent intellectual or developmental disability and/or functional impairment

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