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 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. 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 22, 2016 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

Past Scholarship Winners (back to 2004)(PDF)


Scholarship winners for 2015:

Marlena Collins -Robert P. Wray Undergraduate Scholarship

Mariya Kovaleva-Virginia M. Smyth Graduate Scholarship


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