Scholarship for 2021-2022 Academic Year DEADLINE June 7, 2021
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. Two (2) $1,000.00 scholarship will be award for up to three individuals to provide reimbursement for tuition/program fees/adult education fees, including registration fees, activity fees and text books.
To learn more or to apply for a Baltimore County Provider Council scholarship, please review the eligibility requirements and complete the application form located on the website.
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
When reflecting on the past year, resilience has been a major factor in overcoming challenges throughout the pandemic for many individuals. Share an experience when you have had to overcome an obstacle. Include the strengths that you embody that will align with your career aspirations of working with the senior population
What do you feel is the largest challenge of the senior population today, and how do you feel that you will be able to have an impact given the career path that you have chosen?
“Social Isolation” has been identified as a major concern for many people during the pandemic. Through your chosen career path, what are some of the ways that you would help to address the concern of social isolation in the senior population?
Please note that previous award recipients are not eligible for consideration for this scholarship.