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Mary Ellen Quinn won a GGS Scholarship in grad school and went on to win the Marietta Suhart Award as a teacher at theMedical College of Georgia.

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Student Scholarships


Scholarship Submission Information Memo (PDF)

Paper Scholarship Nomination Form (WORD)

Past Scholarship Winners (back to 2004)(PDF)

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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 60th annual conference in 2015 will be held in Young Harris, GA at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa (August 3-5, 2015). 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 24, 2015. Students must complete and submit the
scholarship application packet to Abby Cox at the address listed on the nomination form. Incomplete application packets or packets ostmarked after April 24, 2015 will not be considered. Winners will be notified by May 29, 2015.

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

Past Scholarship Winners (back to 2004)(PDF)


Scholarship winners for 2014:

Kristan Giunta -Robert P. Wray Undergraduate Scholarship

Ashley P. Stroud -Virginia M. Smyth Graduate Scholarship


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