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.
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?
The application deadline is Aug 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 30, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.