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Preceptor Receptions Photos
Scholarships & 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 on April 15th, 2013
Each year the School of Aging Studies Awards scholarships to outstanding students in the field of Gerontology. The following scholarship awards were given:
- Kyle Jennette - Harold L. Sheppard Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Gerontology
- Kayleigh Saalfield - Kymberly Jane Harris Endowed Scholarship in Long Term Care Administration
- Erika Sherman - Tollette Family Endowed Scholarship in Gerontology
- Kiaraliz Castro - Wiley P. Mangum Scholarship
- Elise Valdes & Shannon Hendrix-Buxton - H. Edward and Mildred E. Greely Endowed Fellowship in Aging Studies
- Jasmine Brainerd - Mary O'Donnell Memorial Fund 2011
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:
- Kevin Hansen, J.D. - Wiley P. Mangum Outstanding Service Award in the Field of Gerontology
- Dr. Sandra Reynolds - Sue V. Saxon Outstanding Teaching Award in the Field of Gerontology
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 Endowed Fellowship 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.
- The Mary O'Donnell Memorial Fund Within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for a deserving upper level or Master's student enrolled in the University of South Florida's Aging Studies program for an internship that provides training in the assessment and/or care of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.