A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship
to university students interested in the fields of aging and
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 senior living.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
- The annual scholarship award is for (5) students enrolled in an
associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in
a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student
must be planning 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
- 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 the student information form, a 500 to 900 word
essay on the selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement
- 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.
- $1,000 awarded to five individuals.
Instructions for Applicants
- Please fill out the short online student
- Send a signed copy of the Scholarship
Award Agreement to firstname.lastname@example.org,
the easiest way to do this is to print the PDF file, fill it out
and scan it back into your computer so that you can email it as an
attachment. Alternately, you can print it, fill it out and then
take a clear picture of it and email that file to us.
- Send your essay to email@example.com,
essays should be between 500 and 900 words long.
- Essays and signed agreements may be sent in the same email,
please make sure your name is in the subject line.
- You must be planning on a career working with senior citizens
in order to be eligible for this scholarship.
- All application materials must reach us by 11:59pm
April 15, 2016.
Author Andy Rooney once said "The best classroom in the world is
at the feet of an elderly person." What is the one most important
life lesson that you have learned from a grandparent or other
senior in your life? Who was or is the senior in your life who
inspires you? How will you use the lesson learned from them in your
future career working with seniors?
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, 2016.
Congratulations and thank you to all of the dedicated students
who applied in 2015, the five 2015 winners were announced on May
29, 2015. You can read the ten 2015 finalist essays here.