SCHOLARSHIPS

COMPETITIVE ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
A number of competitive academic scholarships are available to full-time students pursuing degrees in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Endowed scholarships draw upon income from substantial gifts and bequests made to the department. In addition, a variety of service and professional organizations, alumni and other friends of the department provide scholarship funds for direct distribution to students.

Scholarships of either type may be directed to students pursuing specific degrees or majors within the department, to those preparing for specific roles in the field of aging, or, occasionally, to further other objectives establisher by the benefactor.

Awards made in September range from $250-$3,000 for the full academic year. Smaller awards may be made in combination to provide a higher overall level of support. Students admitted in the spring or summer semesters receive proportionally smaller awards for the balance of the year.

All awards are made to eligible students on a competitive basis by a scholarship committee composed of faculty in the department. Currently, the University of North Texas grants instate tuition to any non-Texas student receiving $1,000 in competitive scholarship support during the academic year.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS IN APPLIED GERONTOLOGY

Asbury Methodist Services Scholarship
Scholarship established in 2000 with a gift from Asbury Services, Inc., and its president/CEO, Department of Applied Gerontology alumnus Edwin C. Thomas, III. Not an endowment, the scholarship is funded by periodic gifts from the donor. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 2-3 awards of $1,000-$2,500.


C. C. Young Memorial Home Scholarship
Scholarship established in 2004 with a gift from C.C. Young Memorial Home, and its president/CEO, Department of Applied Gerontology alumnus Kenneth Durand. Not an endowment, the scholarship is funded by periodic gifts from the donor. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-3 awards of $750-$1200.


Clarence M. Ball Scholarship Fund
Scholarship established by Department of Applied Gerontology alumnus Clarence Ball in 1990. Not an endowment, the scholarship is funded by periodic gifts from the donor. Awards limited to black full-time Applied Gerontology master's degree students who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing. Scholarships typically awarded each year: Awards made periodically in amounts up to $2,000.


CSA Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established circa 1982, with gifts from Department of Applied Gerontology alumni. Awards limited to full-time masterís degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-2 awards of $150-$400 Ė often made in combination with other scholarships.


Winston Dollahon Scholarship
Scholarship established by Department of Applied Gerontology alumnus Winston Dollahon in 2004. Not an endowment, the scholarship is funded by annual gifts from the donor. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-3 awards of $500-$1500.

Mary Jane Dowse Memorial Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established in 2002 with a bequest from University of North Texas alumna Mary Jane Dowse, for the purpose of providing scholarships to students in UNTís College of Public Affairs and Community Service who are studying geriatrics and gerontology. Awards limited to full-time masterís degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-4 awards of $500-$1,000.


Grace Ann Dudney Memorial Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established by UNT alumna Linda Dudney and her husband, Philip Dudney, in 1986, in memory of Grace Ann Dudney. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-2 awards of $250-$500.


L. Sophia Fairchild Academic Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established by Edward L. Fairchild, Edward J. Fairchild, and Thomas J. Fairchild in 1990, in memory of L. Sophia Fairchild. Awards (limited to a maximum of $750 per year) given to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology, with preference given to (in order) a person "from a recognized and established religious order," or a person "who wishes to change his or her career and who has worked in the previous career [including homemak-ing] for at least ten years." Scholarships typically awarded each year: 2-3 awards of $250-$750.


Hiram J. Friedsam
Graduate Student Professional Development Fund

Endowed scholarship established with numerous individual gifts in honor of Hiram J. Friedsam, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging/Department of Applied Gerontology, at the time of his retirement in 1983. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-3 awards of $250-$500.


Harry R. Kendall Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established with a $20,000 gift from the Kendall Trust within the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in 1990. The purpose of the endowment, as stipulated in Harry R. Kendall's will, is "to provide for the training of leaders for charitable service in hospitals and homes caring for needy Negro children and aged persons of the Negro race." Awards limited to black full-time bachelor's and master's degree students in Applied Gerontology who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing. Scholarships typically awarded each year: Awards made periodically in amounts of up to $1,750.


Cora A. Martin Scholarship Fund
Endowed scholarship established with numerous individual gifts in honor of Cora A. Martin, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging/Department of Applied Gerontology, at the time of her retirement in 1991. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: Awards made periodically in the amount of $500.


Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship established in the 1980s with gifts from numerous donors. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: Awards made periodically in amounts of $500-$1,000.


Rapoport/Friedsam Scholarship
Endowed scholarship established by Bernard and Audre Rapoport in 1994, in honor of Hiram J. Friedsam, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging/Department of Applied Gerontology. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology preparing for careers in the provision of community services to the aged. Full-time students pursuing a broad understanding of the field of gerontology through the General Studies in Aging degree also qualify for Rapoport/Friedsam Scholarship awards. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 2-4 awards of $500-$1000.


Herbert H. Shore
Scholarship for Excellence in Aging Services

Endowed scholarship established by the Department of Applied Gerontology in 2000 with funds from a bequest made by department co-founder Dr. Herbert H. Shore. Created as a memorial to Dr. Shore and as a continuing commitment to the standard of excellence that he set in addressing the service needs of older people and their families. Awards limited to full-time graduate students pursuing degrees in the Department of Applied Gerontology. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1-2 awards of $2,000-$3,000.


TAHSA Herb Shore Scholarship
Scholarship established by the Educational Institute on Aging/Texas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in 1991, in honor of Herbert H. Shore, co-founder of the Center for Studies in Aging/Department of Applied Gerontology. Not an endowment, the scholarship is funded by an annual gift of $500 from EIA/TAHSA. Awards limited to full-time master's degree students in the Department of Applied Gerontology who are residents of Texas, with preference given to those who are pursuing careers in the administration of long-term care facilities and/or retirement housing. Scholarships typically awarded each year: 1 award of $500 Ė often in combination with other scholarships.

 


 

 

 

MORE INFORMATION
New and continuing students are encouraged to explore the availability of other competitive and special purpose scholarships, and other forms of financial aid, offered by UNT and nationally.


Applying for Applied Gerontology Scholarships
New students wishing to be considered for the scholarships listed here should submit a departmental scholarship application form directly to the Department of Applied Gerontology at the time of their application for admission to the program. Continuing students should submit the form well in advance of the semester for which they are seeking support.


>>APPLIED GERONTOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (PDF)

More scholarships
UNT administers a number of university-wide scholarship programs for entering freshman, honors students, national merit scholars and other designated purposes. The Toulouse School of Graduate Studies also administers special-purpose scholarships and periodically awards one-year scholarships to entering doctoral students. In addition, the university maintains lists outside (non-university) scholarships for which students may compete.


>>UNTíS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

>>UNT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

>>OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO UNT STUDENTS

Other financial support
In addition to scholarships, students should explore opportunities for working as teaching or research assistants within the Department of Applied Gerontology. A number of teaching fellowships are normally available to doctoral students. Students may also qualify for other forms of financial aid including grants that need not be repaid, student loans and work-study. Learn more about these options by visiting the Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Office in the Eagle Student Services Center.


>>STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRMS AT UNT

The Academic Common Market
The Southern Regional Educational Boardís Academic Common Market allows member stateís to share specific programs at participating universities. If you live in a member state that does not have a comparable masters or doctoral program in gerontology, you may be able to pursue your graduate studies in Applied Gerontology at the instate tuition rate.


>> LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ACADEMIC COMMON MARKET

Scholarship Recipients
Former students: Do you recall who sponsored your studies in gerontology at UNT? Review four decades of scholarship resources and recipients. Consider ways that you might support students who are now preparing for professional careers in aging services.


>> SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: 1968 TO THE PRESENT (PDF)


>>EXPLORE WAYS TO SUPPORT CURRENT UNT GERONTOLOGY STUDENTS

 

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