Instructions

Application materials should include the following:

  1. Scholarship and Award Application.
  2. * In Name of Scholarship field, please specify the award(s) for which you are applying (e.g., Miller, Spradlin, Ayers, OLLI). You can apply for multiple awards using the same application, but do check qualifications for eligibility.
  3. A copy of your transcript(s)/TDA (saved as a .pdf), which can be obtained from Titan Online. 

  4. A typed essay of approximately 250 words describing your interest and potential for a career in Gerontology and the field of aging.
  5. Scholarship Applications are accepted once a year. The next deadline for applicants is April 10

MARY LOIS AYRES SCHOLARSHIP IN GERONTOLOGY

This scholarship will be awarded to an upper division undergraduate student with a concentration or minor in Gerontology and/or a first year graduate student in Gerontology. This award is generally $1500, but depends on enrollment status and available funding. Half of the scholarship is issued fall semester and half spring semester.  Criteria include academic achievement, professional promise, and demonstrated interest in a career in the field of aging. The award is intended to defray costs associated with educational activities that are directly related to completion of a degree program. For instance, the funds could be used to defray the cost of books, research materials, or travel to present a paper or participate in a conference in Gerontology.

Criteria

  • Undergraduate Minor or Concentration in Gerontology, or a first year Master’s student in Gerontology
  • Enrollment at CSUF in a minimum of 6 units (as a junior, senior or graduate student)
  • High Academic Achievement
  • Professional Promise in Gerontology or the field of aging
  • Demonstrated need to defray costs associated with pursuit of the degree program.

BEVERLY & ARNOLD MILLER UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS IN      GERONTOLOGY

This scholarship will be awarded to several top students, with awards ranging from $500-1500 (depending on enrollment status and available funding). Half of the scholarship is issued fall semester and half spring semester. Qualified students may have the award renewed for a second year based on demonstrated accomplishments as determined by the scholarship committee.

Criteria

  • Upper division and graduate students with a declared minor, emphasis, or concentration in gerontology, older adult health/wellness, or a related area.
  • Completion of at least 3 units in a 400/500 level course offered by or cross-listed with the Gerontology Academic Program, or offered by the student’s home department with an emphasis on aging
  • High Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrated Professional Promise
  • Demonstrated interest in a career that serves older populations
  • Finalists may be interviewed

 

KIRT AND DONNA SPRADLIN SCHOLARSHIP IN GERONTOLOGY

This scholarship will be awarded to an upper division undergraduate student, a graduate student in Gerontology, and/or a student from the Center for Successful Aging. Awards range from $500-1500 (depending on enrollment status and available funding). Half of the scholarship is issued fall semester and half spring semester.  Criteria include academic achievement, professional promise, and demonstrated interest in a career in the field of aging. The award is intended to defray costs associated with educational activities that are directly related to completion of a degree program. For instance, the funds could be used to defray the cost of books, research materials, or travel to present a paper or participate in a conference in Gerontology.

Criteria

  • Master’s student in Gerontology, Master’s student in Health Sciences/Kinesiology, or upper division undergraduate/graduate student affiliated with the Center for Successful Aging
  • Enrollment at CSUF in a minimum of 6 units (as a junior, senior or graduate student)
  • High Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrated Professional Promise in Gerontology
  • Demonstrated need to defray costs associated with pursuit of the degree program

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD

This award (approximately $1000) will be offered to an MS Gerontology candidate graduating in May or who graduated in the preceding summer or fall semester at California State University, Fullerton. This award will come from a special account funded by contributions from OLLI members.

Criteria

  • ≥ 3.5 grade point average (provide an unofficial transcript)
  • Recommendation of the Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Quality and extent of community service as discussed in essay
  • Membership in Sigma Phi Omega (National Honor Society of Gerontology)