Michael T. Sharratt Scholarship

Application Deadline

June 15, 2018
Only offered between 2018 and 2022

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 registration, or acceptance in a university program;
  • Proof of acceptance of a paper/oral or poster presentation at a gerontology-relevant conference or workshop;
  • A letter of support from their faculty supervisor which addresses the criteria for the scholarship;
  • An itemized budget of conference or workshop travel expenses. Note: Estimated costs can be provided for presentations given after the application deadline, while proof of actual costs must be provided for presentations before the application deadline.

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 undergraduate or graduate students in their travel to present at gerontology-relevant conferences or workshops, including but not restricted to CAG’s Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.

Value

A single award or a combination of awards that do not exceed $1,000 in total per year.

Eligibility

  • Must be a CAG member.
  • Must be registered, or formally accepted, as a full-time student in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program at a recognized Canadian university at the time the application is submitted.
  • Must demonstrate an interest and participation in gerontology-related courses and/or projects.
  • Must have an accepted paper/oral or poster presentation at a gerontology-relevant conference or workshop in the current calendar year. Note: Presentations given before and after the application deadline are eligible.
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.

Selection Criteria

  • Selection among eligible applicants will be based on academic merit, proven interest and participation in gerontology, and demonstration of financial need for conference or workshop travel.
  • Students must have a minimum of 80% academic average in their program of study.

Application Process

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

  • All university transcripts;
  • Proof of registration, or acceptance in a university program;
  • Proof of acceptance of a paper/oral or poster presentation at a gerontology-relevant conference or workshop;
  • A letter of support from their faculty supervisor which addresses the criteria for the scholarship;
  • An itemized budget of conference or workshop travel expenses. Note: Estimated costs can be provided for presentations given after the application deadline, while proof of actual costs must be provided for presentations before the application deadline.

Decision

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

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.
  • Recipients must submit an informal short report to the CAG Michael T. Sharratt Scholarship Committee within 12 months following notification of the award. The report should include both a brief summary of the presentation given and a description of how the support from this award contributed to the professional development of the recipient. This report will be shared with the family of Michael T. Sharratt.
  • The support provided by the CAG Michael T. Sharratt Scholarship must be acknowledged in any associated presentations or resultant publications.