This annual award of $1,000 shall be given to a higher education student who demonstrates an interest in developing legislative solutions to problems of elder abuse and access to care. Identify a current problem facing seniors in nursing homes or assisted living facilities and propose legislation that can help address the issue and provide protections for the elderly.
The Domnick Cunningham & Whalen Elder Abuse Prevention Scholarship will be available to all students presently pursuing studies at an accredited community college, junior college, undergraduate or graduate school situated within the United States. The award is also open to those who hold GEDs and high school graduates whose college programs are imminently set to commence.
Of particular interest to the scholarship committee are candidates who are able to detail their personal concerns regarding elder abuse and who can propose innovative legislative solutions to the issues they have identified.
All applicants must provide proof of good standing from their current educational institution. For the purposes of our scholarship award, this will consist of no less than a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.