Scholarships information

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, more than 140 undergraduate and graduate scholarships have been awarded.  Information about current and past scholars’ projects can be found at the bottom of this page.

Conference Travel Scholarships

The de Tornyay Center is proud to support graduate students presenting their aging research at regional, national and international conferences.  Travel scholarship applications are due at least two months before scheduled conference/travel.  Email your scholarship scholarship application to agingctr@uw.edu.  Read the Graduate Student Travel Scholarship Guidelines before applying.

The 2018 Healthy Aging Research Scholarship applications are now closed. Note: the next call for applications will be fall 2019.

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. These scholarships are unrestricted funds available to support and nurture interest in older adults:

  • Undergraduate awards are $3,000
    • Undergraduate scholarships encourage junior and senior baccalaureate nursing students to carry out a research project in the field of aging.
  • Doctoral awards are $10,000
    • Healthy Aging Doctoral Student Scholarships support work toward a DNP scholarly project or PhD dissertation or other research.

Selection

Selection 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
  • Professional commitment to gerontology
  • Quality of the application, including answering application questions and proofread
  • Only applications submitted by the deadline will be considered

In addition, preference is given for:

  • Demonstrated need for financial aid
  • Those who have not received a previous Healthy Aging Scholarship
  • Plan to graduate in the next 12 months

If you have any questions or would like help in identifying or selecting a faculty mentor, please contact Heather Wicklein Sanchez, manager of the de Tornyay Center, at 206.616.4276 or by email agingctr@uw.edu.

A list of healthy aging scholars, their research topics, and brief PowerPoint slides are available here.