Pay It Forward Scholarship

Funded by
Jessica Budgett Bacon
Learn more about the Donor
$500
1 winner every year
Open
Next Application Deadline
Aug 31, 2021
Next Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Eligibility Requirements
Year in High School:
Senior
Desired Degree:
Gerontology, Social Services, Human Services, or a related field
Year in High School:
Desired Degree:
Senior
Gerontology, Social Services, Human Services, or a related field

Although we are limited in our ability to escape the aging process, many people aren't deterred by this reality.

Across the globe are several different experiments, projects, and hypotheses around the aging process and how we, as a species, can deal with them. While aging is impossible to reverse, we can continue to study aging, its effects on people, and potential ways we can alleviate these pains. 

As a pathway to the future, gerontology has the potential to heavily expand all of our current knowledge on aging, helping the generations of the future deal with its effects.

The Pay It Forward Scholarship is designed to support ambitious gerontologists who’d like to study the aging process in older generations to prepare newer ones for their own impending destiny. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a high school senior or an undergraduate student going into the social services, human services, or gerontology field. 

To apply, please write about whether you believe it's more important to help the present generation or to focus on ensuring that the future goes well for generations to come.

While it’s not required, it’s a plus if you have volunteering experience with senior citizens and you’re a first-generation college student.

General
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Selfless, Vision, Ambition, Purpose, Impact
$500
1 winner every year
Open
Next Application Deadline
Aug 31, 2021
Next Winners Announced
Sep 30, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

Do you think it's more important to help the present generation or to focus on ensuring that the future goes well for generations to come?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2021.