Graduate Scholarships

Healthy Aging 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. Please find the graduate applications at the bottom of this page.

Healthy Aging Masters Student Scholarships

Healthy Aging Masters Student Scholarships support work on a master's thesis or project. A limited number of scholarships, supported by our community partners, may be available for specific projects focused on designated areas of gerontological nursing.  The award amount is $5,000.

Students are eligible to apply for the Masters Scholarship if they:

  • Are enrolled in the master's program (MS, MN, or 2nd year GEPN) at UW School of Nursing or one of the Nursing Programs at UW Bothell or UW Tacoma
  • Have a thesis advisor to guide the research or project

Selection for a Master's Scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to gerontology, aging
  • Significance of the proposed project
  • Feasibility for project completion by end of current academic year
  • Progress in your educational program
  • Commitment to gerontology
  • Quality of the application

In addition, preference is given to those who have:

  • Need for financial assistance
  • Haven’t received a previous Healthy Aging Scholarship Master's scholarship

Healthy Aging Doctoral Student Scholarships

Healthy Aging Doctoral Student Scholarships support work on a DNP investigative project or PhD dissertation. A limited number of scholarships, supported by our community partners, may be available for specific projects focused on designated areas of gerontological nursing.  The award amount is $7,500.

Students are eligible to apply for the Doctoral Scholarship if they:

  • Are enrolled in the DNP or PhD program at UW School of Nursing
  • Have a doctoral committee chair to guide the research

Selection for the Doctoral Scholarships is based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to gerontology, aging
  • Significance of the proposed project
  • Feasibility for project completion by end of current academic year
  • Progress in your educational program
  • Commitment to gerontology
  • Quality of the application

In addition, preference is given to those who have:

  • Need for financial assistance
  • Haven’t received a previous Healthy Aging Scholarship

Additional Information

  • Scholarships are awarded annually 
  • Scholarship awardees and their mentors are asked to sign a Learning Contract that identifies mutual responsibilities
  • Projects must be completed by the end of Spring Quarter

Several members of the nursing faculty may be willing to help you with your research project. To identify a possible mentor for your project, you may identify and contact a faculty member who shares your interests from the UW SON faculty database or from UW Bothell or UW Tacoma. Current Faculty Aging Related Research Studies UW Nursing Faculty with Aging Related Interest  

Other Credit

If you are awarded a scholarship, you may obtain academic credit for NMETH 499 (Undergraduate Research/Independent Study) with your faculty advisor.

If you have any questions or would like help in identifying or selecting a mentor, please contact Heather Wicklein Sanchez, Manager of the de Tornyay Center, at (206) 616-4276 or wicklein@uw.edu.

DATE

ACTIVITY

October 20, 2014, 5:00pmHA Applications Due

Master Application PDF 

Master Application Word Doc

Doctoral Application PDF

Doctoral Application Word Doc

February 14, 2014

Healthy Aging 2012- 2013Midterm Status Reports due 5:00pm

HA Graduate Mid-term Status Report Template Word Doc
May 21, 2014Presentation of projects at the Healthy Aging Scholars Presentations and Reception
May 16, 2014Healthy Aging 2012-2013 Final Reports due 5:00 pm
HA Graduate Final Report Template Word Doc