Sanford Center for Aging Student Scholarships

Sanford Center for Aging

Scholarships funded by the Sanford Center for Aging support University of Nevada, Reno Gerontology Academic Program students. All scholarships are awarded for one year (Fall and Spring semesters). The level of support for individual scholarships varies based on available funds. Please refer to the following information for application instructions, eligibility criteria and expectations of scholarship recipients. 

Applications open October 1, 2022

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FEBRUARY 15, 2023

How to Apply

First:

Complete the MyNevada Supplemental form, "Scholarship Application - Undergraduate Students." The completed form must be submitted by February 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (PST).

  • Log into my.nevada.unr.edu
  • Select the "Tasks" tile
  • Select "Supplemental Forms"
  • Select "Scholarship Application - Undergraduate Students"
  • Be sure to complete, sign, save and SUBMIT the first time you open the application; no changes after submission
  • Estimated time to complete application is one hour

Next:

Complete the required Sanford Center for Aging Student Scholarship Application. The completed

application must be submitted by February 15, 2023, 5:00 P.M. (PST).

Sanford Endowment Undergraduate Scholarship

Supported by the Graham and Jean Sanford Endowment at the Sanford Center for Aging 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Degree-seeking undergraduate, enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Enrolled in the Gerontology Minor or Gerontology Certificate Program
  • Minimum enrollment of six credits per semester
  • Minimum cumulative UNR GPA of 3.25
  • Not a previous recipient of a Sanford Endowment Undergraduate Scholarship
  • One-year scholarship
  • Make satisfactory academic progress

Recipient Expectations:

  • Required: Submit a letter of appreciation to the Director, UNR Sanford Center for Aging (SCA)
  • Visit the SCA at least once within 60 days of scholarship notification to meet the director, faculty and graduate students, and to learn about the Center's mission and activities
  • Attend at least one SCA educational activity per year
  • Attend the SCA Celebration of Scholars in Aging recognition ceremony, honoring scholarship recipients

Five Star Residents Scholarship

Supported by the Residents Council at Five Star Premier Residences of Reno 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Degree-seeking student at the University of Nevada, Reno, with at least junior standing
  • Preference for student formally enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate Program, who has successfully completed at least two Certificate core courses, with a grade of "C" or better
  • Minimum enrollment of six credits per semester, with preference for student taking more than nine credits per semester at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Minimum cumulative UNR GPA of 2.50
  • One-year scholarship
  • Make satisfactory academic progress

Recipient Expectations:

  • Required: Submit a letter of appreciation to the President of the Residents Council, Five Star Premier Residences
  • Required: Upon invitation, present at the Residents Council meeting on one's background, interests and goals
  • Required: Submit a letter of appreciation to the Director, UNR Sanford Center for Aging (SCA)
  • Visit the SCA at least once within 60 days of scholarship notification to meet the director, faculty and graduate students, and to learn about the Center's mission and activities
  • Attend at least one SCA educational activity per year
  • Attend the SCA Celebration of Scholars in Aging recognition ceremony, honoring scholarship recipients

Dianne Winne M.D. Memorial Scholarship

Supported by the Dianne Winne M.D. Memorial Scholarship Endowment at the Sanford Center for Aging 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Degree-seeking student at the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Full-time or part-time student with a minimum cumulative UNR GPA of 3.0
  • Student must be minoring in Gerontology; if no eligible Gerontology Minors, preference is given to degree-seeking students formally enrolled in the Gerontology Certificate program who have completed at least two of the Certificate core courses with a grade of C or better
  • One-year scholarship
  • Make satisfactory academic progress

Recipient Expectations:

  • Required: Submit a letter of appreciation to the Dianne Winne M.D. Memorial designated representative
  • Required: Submit a letter of appreciation to the Director, UNR Sanford Center for Aging (SCA)
  • Visit the SCA at least once within 60 days of scholarship notification to meet the director, faculty and graduate students, and to learn about the Center's mission and activities
  • Attend at least one SCA educational activity per year
  • Attend the SCA Celebration of Scholars in Aging recognition ceremony, honoring scholarship recipients

Questions? Contact the Gerontology Academic Program at gap@unr.edu.