The Center is pleased to announce the 2014-15 Healthy Aging Scholarship recipients!

There were a limited number of scholarships available, and we extend our thanks and high regard to all who applied.  Scholarship recipients receive funds and support for research projects related to healthy aging and older adults.  We look forward to hearing the results of their work at our Healthy Aging Scholars' Presentations and Reception in May 2015.

Please join us in congratulating these exceptional scholars and their faculty mentors!

Healthy Aging PhD Research Scholarships

  • Musetta Chang-Chu Fu - “Impact of a group-singing program on older adult health in senior living communities:  A pilot” (Faculty Mentor:  Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN)
  • Shih-Yin Lin - “Uncovering the Meaning of “Dementia Friendly” (Faculty Mentor:  Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN)

Healthy Aging DNP Research Scholarship

  • Ann Pedack – “Post-Acute Care Competency Development for Nurse Practitioners at Group Health” (Faculty Mentor:  Marie Annette Brown, PhD, RN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAAN)

Healthy Aging Masters Research Scholarship

  • Nikela Harris – “Pike Market Senior Center:  Community Building with Housing Agencies” (Faculty Mentor:  Noel Chrisman, PhD, MPH)

Healthy Aging Undergraduate Research Scholarship

  • Jennifer Burns - “Thrive – A Wellness Program for Older Adults:  Opportunities for Community Engagement” (Faculty Mentor:  Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN)

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging offers students in the UW School of Nursing opportunities to learn about successful aging and ways professionals can promote optimal experiences for older adults. To date, 122 undergraduate and graduate scholarships have been awarded.

Use the drop down menu above to select from lists of scholars by the year of their award. Included are their brief PowerPoint presentations. 

The 2014-2015 scholars will present the results of their work at our Healthy Aging Scholars' Presentations and Reception in May of 2015.



Healthy Aging Undergraduate Nursing Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships encourage junior and senior baccalaureate nursing students to carry out a research project in the field of aging. Under the mentorship of a nursing faculty member, students are encouraged to examine questions of direct relevance to pre-existing studies or develop their own research projects.

The award amount is $2,000.


Healthy Aging Graduate Nursing Scholarships

Graduate scholarships encourage master's and doctoral nursing students to pursue research projects in the field of aging and gerontological nursing.

Funds are unrestricted and may be used at the discretion of the student to facilitate completion of the research.

Award amounts vary from $5,000 to $7,500.


Travel Scholarships

The de Tornyay Center is proud to support students presenting their gerontology research at regional, national and international conferences.

Applications and can be found here..

Contact de Tornyay manager Heather Wicklein Sanchez for more information at