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

recipients will be presenting posters of their projects at the the

UW School of Nursing Annual Nurses Recognition Banquet

on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.


We look forward to discussing the results of their work with these HA Scholars

at the Poster Presentations prior to the banquet.



 Congratulations to 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. 


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.


Travel scholarship applications are due at least six weeks before scheduled conference/travel.


Applications and can be found here..

Contact de Tornyay manager Heather Wicklein Sanchez for more information at