HPGS Scholarships

(Please see attached file "HPGS Scholarship March 31, 2010 ")
The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS) scholarship is funded by generous donations from the Elizabeth and Thomas Brodhead Foundation to support community college and undergraduate students who are interested to pursue careers in gerontology or geriatrics. The scholarship award is up to $1,000 per awardee and will be presented to the student(s) in June 2010.

Criteria:  3.0 GPA

               One course in Gerontology taken

               Volunteer or Professional work in aging field

               Essay on future career plans in gerontology

               Financial need

The application process is simple—-one short essay, a completed and signed application form, your college transcript, and one letter of recommendation. Applications must be received by March 31 .

For more information click on the following link: HPGS Scholarship March 31, 2010 or visit HPGS website: www.hpgs.org

HPGS Scholarship Committee

PO Box 3714

Honolulu, HI  96812

email:  hpgs.hawaii@gmail.com

Assisted Living Options Hawaii (ALOH) has carried out a number of important projects in the housing area since its founding. In 2009 ALOH determined that it no longer wished to continue its activities, and decided to turn almost all of its remaining funds ($16,000) over to the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society to use for scholarship purposes. The new scholarship program has several components, which are summarized below:

(1) up to $4,000 of the scholarship funds will be used each year

(2) The HPGS scholarship committee will use these funds for three purposes: (a) $1,000 will go for an additional scholarship to a community college or undergraduate student at a public or private institution in Hawaii who is focused on helping the elderly population;
(b) $1,000 will go for a scholarship to a graduate student, including law and medical students, at a local university, who is focused on helping the elderly population; and
(c) $2,000 will be used to pay all or part of the tuition costs for one or more community practitioners, to allow them to attend a noncredit course or certificate program which provides knowledge or skills helpful in working with older adults.

The HPGS Scholarship Committee uses its existing guidelines for selecting the undergraduate or community college student. Guidelines and application forms for the graduate scholarship and the community practitioner award will be available by Summer 2010.


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