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$1,000 awarded for gerontology careers


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POSTED: Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships for those interested in careers related to service for the aging. The application deadline is Tuesday.

Undergraduate and community college students are encouraged to apply, including those pursuing different majors but who can demonstrate a strong interest in gerontology.

Criteria include Hawaii residency; a minimum 3.0 GPA, with at least one course work in gerontology or aging, or volunteer or professional work experience in an aging-related agency or program; an essay describing future career plans in the aging field; and documented financial need. Award recipients will be notified by early June.

Applications can be downloaded from www.hpgs.org, or obtained by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications may be mailed to: HPGS Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 3714, Honolulu 96812.

HPGS offers small grants for research and community service projects. For information, call 840-1819 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).