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

$1,500 one-time award for one year

Eligibility Requirements

  • Residency Requirement: East Tennessee Foundation 25 county service area
  • Education: Graduating high school students or currently enrolled post-secondary students
  • Post-Secondary Requirement: Enrollment at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, career and technical post-secondary program, or programs that help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain skills, 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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