UW Retirement Association

UWRA Scholarship in Aging Application

Spring Quarter 2020 Application

Application now open! Deadline: January 29, 2020, 12:00 noon.
Applicants must separately have filed the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid at the University of Washington. If you have not previously completed your 2019-2020 FAFSA, file it online well before January 29. International students and HB1079 students should file a 2019-2020 Non-Citizen Financial Need Assessment Form for purposes of this scholarship.

The University of Washington Retirement Association, a membership organization of retired UW faculty and staff, announces the availability of scholarships for UW undergraduate, graduate and professional students with a focus on research related to aging or on the provision of services to older adults. Up to three awards of up to $4,000 each will be made in Spring Quarter 2020 to students selected for their demonstrated promise and financial need. Students should have completed the first year of their program by the time they submit an application.

Criteria the committee will consider in evaluating your application:

  • Demonstrated experience in and commitment to research or work with older adults (paid or volunteer)
  • Academic performance
  • Communication skills
  • Financial need (as determined by the FAFSA or Non-Citizen Need Assessment)

To be considered, applications must include all required materials, submitted by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Supplemental materials will not be considered.

HOW TO APPLY: Use the application that begins at the bottom of this page

NOTE that the application cannot be saved and must be completed in a single setting. Please have all documents ready to upload before completing the application.

Step 1: Sign the release: Click the check box and click on ‘Next Page’ to open the application form.
Step 2: Complete the UWRA scholarship application form, which includes contact information and information about your academic program.
Step 3: Upload two application documents:
  1. A pdf that includes three one-page responses (total of three pages):
    1. Describe your educational and career goals and how they relate to research in aging or the provision of services to older adults.
    2. List your most significant community service and extracurricular activities, particularly those pertaining to older adults, with dates or participation.
    3. Add any additional information you believe would be helpful. Include dates where applicable. You may include relevant information about your background, academic or career focus on research in aging or provision of services to older adults that was not included in responses 1 or 2.
  2. A pdf of your current UW transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)

Reminder. You must have a current-year FAFSA or Non-Citizen Financial Need Assessment form on file with the Office of Student Financial Aid well before January 29, 2020.

Questions: Contact Cathy Randolph at UWRA – retiremt@uw.edu

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