Aging Studies Scholarships

Below is a list of the scholarship opportunities available to Gerontology majors at CSUF. If you have any questions contact Dr. Laura Zettel-Watson.
 

Beverly and Arnold Miller University Scholarship in Gerontology

Amount: This scholarship will be awarded to several top students, with awards ranging from $750-$2000 (depending on enrollment status and available funds)

Established by: This scholarship is an endowed program established by Beverly and Arnold Miller, with additional endowment funding from the David Kremer and Marla Miller Family Fund, to provide support to students who are pursuing careers in Gerontology or Aging Studies. Awards are given annually with the opportunity to be renewed with demonstrated recipient accomplishments. Finalists may be asked to participate in an interview.

Open to: This scholarship is open to students studying in the field of aging and related disciplines, learning about all aspects of aging, and who are pursuing careers to work with, for, and on behalf of older adults. Eligibility is open to students studying within disciplines supporting such programs.

Criteria: Academic Achievement ♦ Professional Promise ♦ Demonstrated interest in a career in aging studies or gerontology.
Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.  An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.

Prepare a typed essay of approximately 250 words describing interest and potential for a career in Gerontology (e.g., relevant course/research/volunteer experience). Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a CSUF faculty member) with the application.

Application Deadline: First Tuesday in April

Donna and Kirt Spradlin Scholarship in Gerontology

Amount: Awards range from $750-$2000 (depending on enrollment status and available funds)

Established by: This scholarship was established by Donna and Kirt Spradlin to provide financial support for graduate students who have an interest in Gerontology.

Open to: This scholarship is open to graduate students who have been accepted into the M.S. Gerontology Degree program and/or to a student working with the Center for Successful Aging.

Criteria: Academic Achievement ♦ Professional Promise ♦ Demonstrated interest in a career in gerontology

Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.  An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.

Prepare a typed essay of approximately 250 words describing interest and potential for a career in Gerontology (e.g., relevant course/research/volunteer experience). Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a CSUF faculty member) with the application.

Application Deadline: First Tuesday in April

 

Mary Lois Ayres Scholarship in Gerontology

Amount: This award is generally $1500, but depends on enrollment status and available funding

Established by: This scholarship was established by Charles and Karen Ayres in memory of Mary Lois Ayres to provide support to students who are pursuing careers in the field of aging or gerontology.

Open to: This scholarship is open to junior/senior students with a minor or concentration in gerontology or aging studies or to a first year graduate student who has been accepted into the M.S. Gerontology Degree Program.

Criteria: Academic achievement ♦ Professional promise ♦ Demonstrated interest in a career in gerontology/aging studies

Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.  An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.

Prepare a typed essay of approximately 250 words describing interest and potential for a career in Gerontology (e.g., relevant course/research/volunteer experience). Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a CSUF faculty member) with the application.

Application Deadline: First Tuesday in April 


OLLI Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Gerontology

Amount: $500-$1000 (depending on available funds)

Established by: This award was established by OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) to provide financial support for a graduating M.S. Gerontology student.

Open to: This scholarship is open to an M.S. Gerontology candidate graduating in spring or who has graduated the preceding summer or fall semester.

Criteria: 3.5 GPA ♦ Quality and content of essay ♦ Membership in the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society

Application Procedure: Please log into your CSUF Portal, type “Scholarships” in the search engine of your Portal, and click on the “Scholarships” button. Follow the onscreen instructions and complete the online Scholarship Application.  An additional essay is required for this scholarship as part of your online application.

Prepare a typed essay of approximately 250 words describing interest and potential for a career in Gerontology (e.g., relevant course/research/volunteer experience). Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a CSUF faculty member) with the application.

Application Deadline: First Tuesday in April


 

 

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