Senior citizens are one of the most important and often neglected groups in our society. There are many issues associated with age, such as poor mobility, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, depression and many others. It is important that we care for seniors, especially when they need our care the most. It is also extremely important to bring light to issues and problems that effect senior citizens, so that we as a society can solve them.
Senior Guidance is proud to offer our $1000 yearly senior living scholarship to one student per year.
You may submit an essay that is between 750 and 4000 words on any topic related to senior living. For example, you may pick any particular issue related to senior living and write about the solution(s) to the problem. You may also write about specific senior living lifestyles and issues related to them, such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes or retirement communities. You do not have to write about a problem - you may submit an essay that is a thoroughly researched informational article on any topic related to senior living.
The scholarship will be awarded based on the quality of the submission and the thoroughness of coverage of whatever topic you have chosen. Please make sure to check for grammar before you submit to us. Please cite your sources. Please do not plagiarize.
We accept on-going submissions, however to be eligible for the current year, you must submit no later than November 15th. If you submit after November 15th, your submission will be for the following year. The scholarship will be awarded on or before December 15th.
You must be a student at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States, or a student pursuing a graduate or professional degree in the United States to be eligible. Proof of enrollment will be required before the scholarship is awarded.
Every applicant agrees to the following:
By applying for the scholarship, you are agreeing to the Agreement set forth above.
Please send your scholarship application to scholarships (at) seniorguidance.org.