A Place for Mom offers an annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. The scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) who is enrolled and currently taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec), and will grant selected applicants a $1,000 financial donation for their compelling essays on senior living.
Selection and Eligibility Criteria
- The annual scholarship award is given to five students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline.
- Employees of A Place for Mom and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must complete the student information form, a 500- to 900-word essay on the selected topic and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.
- Scholarships will be awarded to five students who write the most compelling essay in each of five categories as judged by an outside panel of senior living professionals.