The University of Washington is a member of the the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)

Classification of AGHE members is made on the basis of the educational institution, not on the gerontology program. The purpose of AGHE is to foster the commitment of higher education to the field of aging through education, research, and public service.

AGHE's mission is two-fold:  (1) To advance gerontology and geriatrics education in academic institutions; and (2) To provide leadership and support of gerontology and geriatrics education faculty and students at education institutions.

More information regarding AGHE membership can be found on the Association's website.


Developing competent and compassionate health care providers is critically important. The Center is a resource for faculty involved in teaching gerontology, for students interested in older adults, and for practicing professionals desiring continuing education.  Information about our educational and curricular resources (books, videos, and journals) can be found on our Resources & Links page.

Nursing Faculty with Aging-Related Research Interests page is linked here...


Healthy Aging Scholarships

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to provide scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research in the field of gerontology.  Faculty mentors offer individual guidance and serve as valuable resources for beginning researchers.  To date, nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate scholarships have been awarded.  Information about current and past scholars' projects can be found on our Scholars pages.

These scholarships are unrestricted funds available to support and nurture interest in older adults:

  • Undergraduate awards are $2,000.  

  • Master's awards are $5,000

  • Doctoral awards are $7,500

We welcome applications for Healthy Aging Scholarships, and encourage you to contact us with your interests. 


Graduate Scholarship/Travel Scholarship Information Applications and Report Templates for the 2014-2015 academic year


Undergraduate Scholarship Information Application and Report Templates for the 2014-2015 academic year


Information about other aging-related scholarship and fellowship programs can be found on our Resources and Links page.

Aging-Related Education Initiatives

With funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the de Tornyay Center has been actively involved in a number of Geriatric Nursing Initiatives, including Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Pre-doctoral Scholarships and Claire M. Fagin Post-doctoral Fellowships and the UW Center for Interdisciplinary Geriatric Research (CIGR)