The Georgia Gerontology Society provides
scholarship opportunities to outstanding graduate
and undergraduate students who are committed to pursuing a career in the field of aging.
Two scholarships are awarded each year. The Robert P. Wray Scholarship of $2,000 is awarded to one undergraduate student, and the Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship of $3,000 is awarded to one graduate student to promote students’ interest in age-related issues and to promote professional development in gerontology.
Scholarship Award winners are recognized at the GGS annual conference. The 61st annual conference in 2016 will be held at the beautifully renovated Jekyll Island Convention Center (August 8-10, 2016). The two winning students will be recognized at the awards brunch. In addition to the scholarships, conference fees will be waived for the winners. In addition, they each will receive hotel and mileage reimbursement and a one-year membership in GGS, an additional $500-$600 value.
The postmark deadline to submit an application for the scholarship
competition is April 22, 2016.
complete and submit the
application packet to
at the address listed on the nomination form. Incomplete
application packets or packets postmarked after April
will not be considered. Winners will be notified by May 27, 2016.
GGS Scholarship Memo
GGS Scholarship Form
Contribute to the GGS Scholarship Fund
Donations to the Scholarship Program are greatly appreciated. To learn more about the Scholarship Program, contact Abby Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Scholarship Winners (back to 2004)(PDF)