Gerontology Scholarship

H. Asuman Kiyak Endowed Student Support Fund

Get the knowledge and skills you need to support the well-being of older adults with a scholarship toward the Certificate in Gerontology program.

University of Washington Professional & Continuing Education’s Certificate in Gerontology program is pleased to announce scholarship support for students through the H. Asuman Kiyak Endowed Student Support Fund. The purpose of this fund is to provide merit-based financial assistance to students who have applied to the Certificate in Gerontology program.

The fund was established to honor the life and professional accomplishments of Asuman Kiyak, a professor in the School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Professor Kiyak directed the UW's Institute on Aging and the Certificate in Gerontology until her death in 2011. She cofounded the Certificate in Gerontology to provide quality educational experiences for all individuals interested in learning about and promoting older adults' well-being and to prepare the future geriatric workforce. Professor Kiyak was passionate about preparing students with the knowledge, skills and values to work effectively with older adults and their families.

The fund will award up to two scholarships of $1,000 each for the 2021-2022 certificate program. The award will be applied directly to the recipients' program costs for fall and winter quarters.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Scholarship applications are due by Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. After the deadline, all scholarship applications will be reviewed by a three-member selection committee.

APPLICATION STEPS

STEP 1: APPLY TO THE GERONOTOLOGY PROGRAM

Only applicants to the Certificate in Gerontology program are eligible for this scholarship. See the program page for information on how to apply.

STEP 2: APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP

Email the following two documents to gerontologycert@uw.edu:

  • A brief letter (250 words maximum) that includes the following:
    • A summary of your previous personal or professional involvement with older people and their families, particularly from diverse backgrounds, and how that led you to pursue this certificate program.
    • How you hope to apply the knowledge and skills gained by pursuing the Certificate in Gerontology
  • A current resume that highlights your experiences (professional, volunteer, internship, personal, etc.) working with older adults, their families and/or caregivers. This can be the same resume submitted for your program application.

AFTER APPLYING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP

Award decisions will be announced by Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Admitted students are encouraged to enroll in the program prior to this date. Awardees that have already enrolled and paid for the autumn course will be reimbursed the designated scholarship amount.

MORE INFORMATION

If you have questions about the scholarship, email gerontologycert@uw.edu.

scholarship details


award amount: $1,000


application status: Open


deadlinE: Sep 1, 2021

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