Scholarship for 2023-2024 Academic Year DEADLINE May 5, 2023
The Baltimore County Provider Council recognizes the importance of encouraging college students to pursue careers that support the ever-growing senior population. In the past, scholarships were limited to those doing hands-on care in long-term care settings. We have recently expanded our reach to anyone pursuing an Associates or Bachelors degree in a field that will enhance the lives of senior citizens. Three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded for up to three individuals to provide reimbursement for tuition/program fees/adult education fees, including registration fees, activity fees and textbooks.
To learn more or to apply for a Baltimore County Provider Council scholarship, please review the eligibility requirements andcomplete the application form located on the website. The Check List can be accessed here.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships are awarded based on the following eligibility criteria:
Applicants must be actively enrolled in an associates or bachelors level program in a Baltimore County institution or must be a resident of Baltimore County and actively enrolled in an institution within the State of Maryland with a declared major that supports the senior population (ie. Nursing, social work, occupational therapy, gerontology, psychology, etc.)
Demonstrated compassion for working with the Geriatric Population
GPA of 3.0 or higher as evidenced by an unofficial transcript (High School transcript for entering freshman, or an institutional transcript for active college students).
Letter of recommendation – Letters are strongly encouraged to be written by either an academic advisor, professional, employer or community leader. Letters written by family members will not be accepted.
Essay – Please write an essay (650 word limit) on one of the topics below. As a reminder, the essay must be written by the applicant:
Encouraging healthy living vs. unhealthy living across one’s lifespan is imperative especially for our senior population. Through your chosen career path, how can you promote healthy living that will be beneficial for seniors?
2.· The Aging process often encompasses both Cognitive and Physical Changes which can be challenging for the today’s senior population. Some of these changes may be a result of physical and cognitive development, intelligence and memory, health and biological factors, relationships, personality, and transition factors (grief and loss issues, and retirement). Discuss how your career path may assist with addressing changes in the Aging process.
3. Globally, technology has become a key factor in our daily lives. What are the benefits and challenges that technology can have on aging population?
4. It is known that health disparities, inequalities in health and well-being over the life course may have an impact on the process of growing older. From your viewpoint or that of your chosen career path, how might these issues be addressed?
Please note that previous award recipients are not eligible for consideration for this scholarship.