Michael T. Sharratt Scholarship

Application Deadline

Only offered between 2018 and 2023


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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.