Healthy Aging Scholarships

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging is pleased to provide scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate nursing 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 the drop down menu on this page.

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

Due Date:  October 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Funding will be dispersed Autumn 2015

Research projects in aging to be completed by mid-May 2016


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

The 2015 Healthy Aging Scholarship application process is on line!

The worksheets are presented to provide an opportunity to build your application offline before you submit it to catalyst.

Undergraduate information

Master information

Doctoral (PhD & DNP) information

Undergraduate Worksheet

Master Worksheet

Doctoral  Worksheet 

Undergraduate Application

Master Application

Doctoral Application


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


Graduate Travel Scholarship Applications can be found here..


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