Scholarship for 2019-2020 Academic Year DEADLINE EXTENDED MAY 6, 2019
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. A $500.00 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:
Be actively enrolled in an associates or bachelor’s level program at a Maryland institution 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.
What life experience or situation has led you to decide to select a major that will support working with the senior population and how do you feel that this decision will fulfill your career aspirations?
What do you feel is the largest challenge of the senior population today, and how do 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 today's senior population. Through your selected career path, what programs and/or initiatives could be developed to address this issue.
Please note that previous award recipients are not eligible for consideration for this scholarship.