Geriatrics Scholarships

Here are some of the Geriatrics scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

SE4A Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to financially assist students who are pursuing a career in gerontology or geriatrics. Selection of Recipient(s): To apply for the scholarship, a student must be a junior, senior or graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited university within the eight Southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina. The following criteria will be used to rank nominations: 25 percent - Financial need 25 percent - Application aptness 10 percent - Writing skills 15 percent - Maintain 2.5 GPA 10 percent - Commitment to do volunteer work with elderly

Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program - Spring

1. Must be a graduate student in the Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program. 2. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 3. Must demonstrate an intention to practice in an underserved area. 4. Must provide a 500 word essay describing financial need for the scholarship. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should pick up an application from the Nursing Administration Office

Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program - Fall

1. Must be a graduate student in the Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Program. 2. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 3. Must demonstrate an intention to practice in an underserved area. 4. Must provide a 500 word essay describing financial need for the scholarship. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should pick up an application from the Nursing Administration Office

Claire M. Fagin Fellow Award Program

Eligibility Fellow applicants must: Be doctorally prepared registered nurses (not including DNP) Hold degree(s) in nursing (undergraduate and/or masters) Be United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents Have potential to develop into independent investigators Demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to gerontological nursing At an institution that is a member of NHCGNE If selected, Fellows must: Devote full-time effort to the research project and professional development plan. While some academic commitments may be maintained, these should be relevant to the Fellow's research and study, sufficiently minimal so as not to reduce full time equivalency in the fellowship program and not be in conflict with the work the Fellow is undertaking. Where such activities are to be undertaken, they must be carefully and fully described in the application. Attend NHCGNE’s Annual Leadership Conference as well as the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. (Mentors are strongly encouraged to attend the Leadership Conference.) Both meetings are held annually in November. Institution: Must be a member of NHCGNE. If a Fellow candidate is successful the award will total $120,000 ($60,000 per annum) with the requirement that 10% of that amount be contributed by the institution where the fellow is located. The institution’s contribution may be in the form of tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants-in-aid or scholarships. Neither in-kind support nor student loans are acceptable as matching funds. No indirect costs are allowed to the school and waivers of these indirect costs cannot be considered matching funds.

Andrus Foundation Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships in Gerontology

To provide financial assistance to students who are working on a graduate degree in gerontology. Number Awarded: 3 doctoral fellowships and 5 master's degree scholarships. Duration: 1 year. Eligibility: Only nominations from faculty at academic institutions are accepted; only 1 student may be nominated per institution. Nominees must be currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral gerontology or aging studies program in the United States. Doctoral applicants must have completed 2 years of their degree program. All applicants must be planning to work in the field of aging. Selection is based on academic record, academic honors received, membership in honorary societies, graduate assistantships received, faculty recommendations, and career commitment. Preference is given to students attending institutions belonging to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by the AARP Andrus Foundation. Although students may be enrolled part time at the time of application, they will be expected to enroll on a full-time basis if they are awarded the scholarship or fellowship. Recipients are required to submit mid-term and final progress reports during the period of support.

California Park and Recreation Society Aging Services and Activities Scholarships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree in recreation, leisure studies, or gerontology. 2. Must be a graduate or undergraduate student. 3. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form. Health Care Leaders Scholarship

Just Home Medical—the online resource for all your home medical supplies—is proud to announce our first ever Health Care Leaders Scholarship! As part of our ongoing commitment to helping families maintain healthy lifestyles, we will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to one health care student. Best of all, we don’t require any boring essays or long application forms. To apply, simply make a video answering the question: "What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader?" How to Apply: Make a video answering the question—What are your long and short term goals as a future health care leader? Videos must be under 3 minutes. They’ll be judged on creativity and thoughtfulness. Include our URL somewhere in your video and video description. Email a link to your video to In your email, include your full name, school year & what health care program you are/will be attending. All applications are due by December 31. Requirements: The winner must be enrolled in an accredited US school. The winner must be in some type of health care program, whether they’re studying to be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, dentist or medical technician. Not sure if you qualify? Just email us at The winner must be a legal US resident. The winner cannot be an employee or relative of Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school. By applying, the winner grants us full permission to use their video on our site.

ACLS Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

ACLS Certification Institute is offering a 2,500 scholarship to a student enrolled or accepted to medical school, dental school, or nursing school. We want applicants to submit ideas to improve mental health awareness such as a system they would change, or a service/program that would be helpful. Applicants must apply by November 30, 2017 with a 30-45 second video of their idea. Our goal by offering this scholarship is to find effective ways in dealing with the stress/anxiety/depression among medical students and to remove the stigma about receiving mental health treatment.

Quanta Picosecond Laser Annual Scholarship

The Quanta Picosecond Laser scholarship is given to those students pursuing an education in medicine, physics, science and engineering. This merit based provides a one time award of $1000 to be used for tuition and education expenses.

Healing Arts Scholarship

Banyan Tree Healing Center is committed to supporting the future of the Healing Arts & Related Fields in all its unique expressions including: Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Family, Community, or Global Health. We are interested in endeavors that help people to become healthy and whole, expand consciousness, improve communities and make the world a cleaner, harmonious, and more compassionate place to live. We are exceptionally interested in anything that seeks to apply compassion to human suffering whether this be through a professional career or through volunteer or charity work. We are offering ongoing, yearly scholarships of $250 - $500 to students who are seeking a future career path in service to humanity.

Annual Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

A Place for Mom is proud to annually offer a $1,000 scholarship to five university students who intend to use their education to help the senior population through their fields of study. These may include nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, sociology, social work or gerontology. As North America's largest senior living referral service, we know the importance of supporting the training and education of our future senior care leaders. This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on how to improve the quality of life for seniors. Selection and Eligibility Criteria 1. The annual scholarship award is for (5) students enrolled in an associates's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must intend on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline. 2. Employees of A Place for Mom and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply. 3. Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and an essay that is between 500 and 900 words on a selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement 4. Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay in each of five categories as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals. Award Amount $1,000 awarded to five individuals.

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