Scholarships and Awards
Through the generous support of many donors, the School of Aging Studies has a number of scholarships and awards that support our programs.
THE USF SCHOOL OF AGING STUDIES HELD ITS ANNUAL PRECEPTOR RECEPTION
APRIL 6TH, 2018
Each year the School of Aging Studies Awards scholarships to outstanding students
in the field of Gerontology.
The following scholarship awards were given:
- Ashey L'Huillier- Harold L. Sheppard Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology
- Emma Abbott - Kymberly Jane Harris Endowed Scholarship in Long Term Care Administration
- Emily Leavitt - Tollette Family Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
- Erika Esnard and Karina Perez - Wiley P. Mangum Scholarship
The School of Aging Studies also honors faculty that have shown outstanding teaching and service in the field of Gerontology. This year's faculty awards were given to:
- Dr. Lindsay Peterson - Wiley P. Mangum Outstanding Service Award in the Field of Gerontology
- Dr. William Haley - Sue V. Saxon Outstanding Teaching Award in the Field of Gerontology
- Jeff Johnson - AARP Community Partner Award
ALTRUSA Foundation Report, April 2013
The School of Aging studies would like to congratulate USF Senior and Gerontology
Major, Taylor Jean Prickett, for being the inaugural recipient of the Altrusa International
of Tampa Wilma B. Hogan Foundation Scholarship. The Altrusa International of Tampa,
established in 1953, was built upon the desire of local professionals to "volunteer
their energies and expertise in projects dedicated to community betterment." Prickett,
a first-generation college student and the only one of her six siblings to attend
college, is an active Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) Student Leader
who has not only participated in CLCE initiatives such as the Gandhi Day of Service
and the Stampede of Service but is also pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies through
the CLCE. Prickett was able to personally thank her benefactors at a recent Altrusa
Club meeting and luncheon.
Click here for the report
Current scholarships and awards include:
- The Wiley P. Mangum Endowed Scholarship awarded to an outstanding Undergraduate Student.
- The Dick Rotsell Memorial Endowed awarded to a Junior or Senior pursuing a career in Long Term Care Administration.
- The Tollette Family Endowed Scholarship Recognizes an upper-level undergraduate student who has demonstrated significant scholarly achievement and who shows financial need.
- The Dr. Tom Rich Scholarship presented by the Board of Directors of West Coast Area Agency on Aging. A $1,500 award to a Masters student currently enrolled for an internship.
- Harold L. Sheppard Endowed Memorial Scholarship to the student in the M.A. program in Gerontology who has demonstrated the highest level of academic performance and promise as a gerontologist.
- Kymberly Jane Harris Endowed Scholarship in Long Term Care Administration Established in the memory of Kymberly Harris, who exemplified commitment to providing outstanding long-term care for older adults
- H. Edward and Mildred E. Greely EndowedFellowship in Aging Studies Established in the memory of H. Edward and Mildred E. Greely to encourage research in the area on aging
- The Kenneth and Peggy Sponagle Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Gerontology was established by the Sponagle family to encourage and reward promising graduate students in the field of gerontology at the University of South Florida. Longtime supporters of research and education in gerontology, the Sponagle's have endowed this scholarship program to recognize a graduate student who has demonstrated significant scholarly achievement and who shows financial need. The scholarship is to be presented each year to the most deserving candidate in recognition of the continuing commitment and generosity of the Sponagle family in furthering gerontological education.
- The Russ and Janelle Lucas Scholarship for Doctoral Student Study of Family Caregiving - this scholarship will support the research of a student in our Ph.D. in Aging Studies program who studies family caregiving.
- Aging Studies Fellowship is provided to full-time, first year Ph.D. in Aging Studies students as a base of support.
- The purpose of the Aging Studies Fellowship is to provide full-time students with a base of support so that they can devote 100% effort toward acquiring knowledge and research skills necessary for their careers in aging studies. Currently the base fellowship is $15,000 plus the tuition waiver and student health insurance. Typically, most first year full-time students will be supported by this Fellowship.