de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging



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, nearly 100 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. 

Scholarship recipients receive funds and support for research projects related to healthy aging and older adults. 

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.

Contact de Tornyay manager Heather Wicklein Sanchez for more information at