More About The New Scholarship for Students in Health Professions Pathways
In recognition of our commitment to the field of aging, the Board of the Indiana Geriatrics Society announces a Scholarship of $1500 to be awarded to a qualified student with a declared interest in health professions.
In addition, every applicant will be awarded a no-cost 1-year membership in the Indiana Geriatrics Society!
Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution in the state of Indiana are required to submit 1) application which includes a statement of intent to pursue professional work to benefit older adults and 2) a creative essay. Essays will be evaluated based on originality, insight and narrative strength and must be no longer than 1,500 words.
Application due date is January 31, 2023 with winner announcement in April 2023 at the Indiana Geriatrics Society Spring Dinner Event.
Specific instructions for IGS Student Health Professional Scholarship
Student declares interest in a health professions pathway on application.
Student verifies current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited institution within the state of Indiana. Part time students are included. Please provide registration information.
Student attests to clean criminal history record. (Permit a criminal background history check.)
Student verifies good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.0 (or higher) at the time of the disbursement of funds. (Student submits transcript from educational institution.)
Student accepts award after notified via email and must accept the award in writing via reply e-mail to receive it. (Funds will be disbursed by the IGS Treasurer in the form of a check sent to the award recipient’s mailing address.)
Complete a follow-up questionnaire at approximately a one-year juncture.
Excluded: Postgraduate student, such as resident or fellow; prior recipient of the award.
Award amount: $1500 [single award] Application Bonus: every applicant gets a no-cost 1-year membership to IGS
Complete marketing agreement for the use of name/image/quotes in IGS media, here.
Student submits a creative essay, incorporating essay prompts.
Please send application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
What motivates your interest in in older adults? What vision do you have for serving older adults? How do you see your activity improving the quality, breadth, and impact of care for older adults in Indiana? How will this scholarship award assist you towards your goals? How would you form a marketing pitch to sell your career with older adults? How do innovations in caring for older adults get you excited? What affects does ageism have on older adults in Indiana?
Essays will be anonymously evaluated using a rubric based on originality, insight, narrative strength, novelty. Essay length should be a minimum of 1000 words (2 pages of double-spaced text) and maximum of 1,500 words. For questions, please email: Indiana.email@example.com Thank you!