Schlegel-UW RIA Scholarship

Application Deadline

June 26, 2017

Application Instructions

Please review the information on this page before beginning your application.  Applications must be received by the deadline indicated above.  Applications require two (2) components:

1. Submission of the online application form

Before beginning your online submission, please download and prepare the “Applicant Information” document.

If applicable to your application, you will also be required to upload your thesis or research proposal in PDF (preferred) or Word format.

2. Submission of supporting documentation by regular mail

One (1) original version of each of the following documents is required:

  • All university transcripts;
  • Proof of acceptance into a doctoral program;
  • A letter of support from your previous or current faculty supervisor or program Chair which addresses your program of study and its relevance to the field of gerontology;
  • At least 1 letter of support from a non-academic advisory advisor (community or other organizations) on letterhead, who can address the quality and duration of your activities as related to the criteria.

These documents must be sent by regular mail; more information is provided in the online application.

To start your application, please access the Online Application Form.

Purpose

To support students in a doctoral program with a program of study related to gerontology. The successful candidate will demonstrate academic success and a dedication to practice and/or volunteer service with older adults.

Value

$1,000

Eligibility

  • Must be a CAG member.
  • Must be enrolled in a doctoral program, with a program of study relevant to the field of gerontology. 
  • Must be Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.

Selection Criteria

  • Must have a minimum of 80% academic average in the program of study preceding the doctoral program.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of experience in working with older adults (volunteer or work in a capacity outside of research).

Application Process

One (1) original version of each of the following documents is required:

  • All university transcripts;
  • Proof of acceptance into a doctoral program;
  • A letter of support from your previous or current faculty supervisor or program Chair which addresses your program of study and its relevance to the field of gerontology;
  • At least 1 letter of support from a non-academic advisory advisor (community or other organizations) on letterhead, who can address the quality and duration of your activities as related to the criteria.

Decision

  • The Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors in June.
  • The recipient will be notified in July.

Presentation of Award

  • An announcement will be made in the CAG Newsletter.
  • An official presentation will be made at the Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

Requirements of the Recipient

  • Recipient must submit a photo and a short biographical profile for the CAG Newsletter.
  • The support provided by the Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging Scholarship must be acknowledged in any papers that are presented or published as a result of work undertaken during the period of support.