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Andrus Foundation Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships in Gerontology

To provide financial assistance to students whoare working on a graduate degree in gerontology.

Number Awarded: 3 doctoral fellowships and 5 master's degree scholarships.

Duration: 1 year.

Deadline: January of each year.

Eligibility: Only nominations from faculty at academic institutions are accepted; only 1 student may be nominated per institution. Nominees must be currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral gerontology or aging studies program in the United States. Doctoral applicants must have completed 2 years of their degree program. All applicants must be planning to work in the field of aging. Selection is based on academic record, academic honors received, membership in honorary societies, graduate assistantships received, faculty recommendations, and career commitment. Preference is given to students attending institutions belonging to the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Additional Information: Funding for this program is provided by the AARP Andrus Foundation. Although students may be enrolled part time at the time of application, they will be expected to enroll on a full-time basis if they are awarded the scholarship or fellowship. Recipients are required to submit mid-term and final progress reports during the period of support.

Contact Information:
Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
1030 15th Street, N.W., Suite 240
Washington, DC 20005
Fax: 202/289-9824