A Place for Mom, a leader in the senior living industry that
provides senior care referrals to families across the United
States, is proud to announce the commencement of their annual
$1,000 scholarship for advancement in the field of gerontology.
This is a general scholarship which will award the selected
applicants with a financial donation. This scholarship will be
awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university
during the academic year.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
- The annual scholarship award is for five (5) students enrolled
in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level
program in the fields of gerontology, long term care
administration, social work, medicine, nursing, or sociology at an
accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.
- 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.
- Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and a
500-word minimum essay on selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
- Scholarship will be awarded to five students who write the most
compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of senior living
- $1,000 awarded to five individuals.
Guidelines for Applicants
- Letter of introduction with your work history, why you're
seeking a degree in your field and why you feel you would be a good
candidate for this scholarship award. Applicants must also sign the
Scholarship Award Agreement.
- Deadline: April 30, 2014
The Administration on Aging estimates that by 2050, nearly a
quarter of Americans will be age 65 or older. By 2025, the number
of people 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease is expected to
reach 7.1 million - a 40 percent increase in the number of those
currently affected. How we prepare for America's "Silver
Tsunami" of aging Baby Boomers is of critical importance. What
innovations in the senior care industry need to happen in order to
care for our aging population? What contributions will you make to
solving this problem?
How to Apply
A Place for Mom may choose to not award or to withdraw the
Scholarship Award for any reason. Award recipients will be notified
individually and announced by May 31, 2014.
We're happy to announce the winners of the A Place
for Mom 2013 Senior Care Innovation Scholarship:
- Jennifer Heston
- Katherine Kitchen
- Peter Kim
- William Weber
- Emma Breault
Congratulations and thank you to all of the talented students
who applied. Read the twelve finalists' essays